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Make the Switch to Active Switch

Jun 16, 2014

Mississauga residents can now track their walking and cycling on a new online program called Active Switch - designed to encourage active ways of commuting.

“Mississauga is becoming more walkable and bike-friendly and this program supports a green culture,” said Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, manager of the Active Transportation Office. “Active Switch encourages residents to walk and cycle for day-to-day trips within their community, instead of taking these trips by car."

The Active Switch program allows residents to

• set personal goals
• calculate calories burned
• reduce greenhouse gas emissions
• track the number of kilometres travelled from walking and cycling.

Hayward Gulati said the two-year program will allow individuals to contribute to Mississauga’s community-wide goal. Goals include logging 250,000 kilometers of walking and cycling and preventing 40,000 kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the environment.

Registrants will receive a welcome kit (while supplies last), be eligible to win monthly prizes and a grand prize for an e-bike. They will also learn about other cycling/walking events and initiatives in the City such as Community Rides and the Let Your Green Show - “Give Your Car a Break” campaign.

Register for Active Switch in June and be eligible for a contest through Let Your Green Show. To enter, visit letyourgreenshow.ca or facebook.com/letyourgreenshow.

The Active Switch community program is a partnership between the City of Mississauga and SustainMobility – the organization that delivers the Smart Commute program. It is funded through the Trillium Foundation. Learn more about Active Switch at activeswitch.ca/mississauga.

Twittercue: Make the Switch to active transportation choices by registering for Active Switch, an online tool that tracks activity in Mississauga activeswitch.ca/mississauga .
 






Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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