Vancouver bike ride planned to highlight global climate call

A cross-city bicycle ride is planned in Vancouver on Saturday, September 24, as part of an international day of action on climate change.

The local “Momentum for Change” event is being organized by the Wilderness Committee and Youth For Climate Justice Now.

The cycling route begins at Creekside Community Recreation Centre near Science World, continues through downtown Vancouver, and ends at Second Beach in Stanley Park. The ride starts at 2 p.m.

“To break our society’s addiction to oil we need to break our automobile dependence, and transition to bikes and more effective and affordable public transit,” reads a statement from organizers.

A public forum on “transportation alternatives” and other activities are also scheduled at Creekside Community Recreation Centre starting at noon.

The Vancouver event is being held in conjunction with an international “Moving Planet” day of action on climate change organized by the group 350.org. Related events are planned in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and the United States.

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Trixie

Sep 19, 2011 at 3:53pm

What a great idea. The ride will also likely be a fun way to get a bit of exercise, too.

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Taxpayers R Us

Sep 21, 2011 at 11:18pm

Brilliant!

Hold up a few thousand cars, trucks, and big diesels forced to sit idling or barely moving, causing their trips to be longer, increasing emissions output, and then call it green.

lol Cycle Nazis never fail to entertain

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Have a nice day

Sep 22, 2011 at 6:49am

Where's the parking for this event?

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