Peterborough This Week
April 27, 2014

PETERBOROUGH – The 11th Annual Shifting Gears Workplace Transportation Challenge will officially kick off at GreenUP’s office on Aylmer Street North on Tuesday at 11:40 a.m.

Dignitaries, including Mayor Daryl Bennett and Medical Officer of Health Rosana Pellazzari will meet at the east side of the Transit Terminal at 11:30 a.m. to walk to the launch at GreenUP together. Organizers and workplace co-ordinators will be on hand to help celebrate the return of the annual tradition of moving around without cars as much as possible.

Shifting Gears is a month-long competition created to inspire Peterborough area employers, employees, and individuals to use active modes of commuting, such as walking and biking, as well as public transit and ride sharing.

“Shifting Gears is a long-standing community campaign that has a significant impact on employee travel behaviour during the month of May.”

Every employee can participate in Shifting Gears by signing up as an individual or through their workplace at www.peterboroughmoves.com.

Employees who participate in the program and log more than four car-free trips before May 14 will qualify for a rewards card that can be redeemed for great cycling and walking gear or a 10-trip transit pass. All participants also qualify for grand prizes, including the grand prize of a $750 gift certificate for Resorts of Ontario, and a free Student Car Share membership, with $10 of free drive time.

Shifting Gears is a program of GreenUP, the City of Peterborough, Wild Rock Outfitters, B!KE: the Peterborough Community Bike Shop, and Student Car Share.