Walk the Block, Ride Your Bike

Everybody knows why walking and biking is better for you than driving, but we are all really good at ignoring what’s good for us and our planet.

So, let’s remind ourselves with 5 reasons of why we should be walking and biking – and how to enjoy it more.

1. It saves money on gas. Lots of it.
2. It saves the planet. You’d be doing your bit to save the world.
3. It saves on parking. We can all agree that parking in Toronto is almost reason enough.
4. It’s good exercise. The benefits are obvious. Ask your doctor.
5. You’ll get more fresh air. It’s the best kind.

Did you know that 720 King has it’s own bike storage room and shower facilities?

Indeed it does! There is a Bike Storage room in the corridor at the north entrance of the building. A security access card is required to use these facilities, please refer to your Tenant Representative to request access

Walking and biking is fun – and here are some tips for making it even better…

Smart Commute is a program of Metrolinx and the municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. They help anyone who is going from A to B explore and try out smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit and carpooling. Their goal is to ease gridlock while helping you save time and money.

iCANwalk promotes walking and walk friendly communities across Ontario. The aim is to encourage active transportation – walking, biking, in-line skating, skateboarding – instead of traveling by car, for short trips. Small changes can make a big difference to reduce green house gas (GHG) emissions and create a healthy, active community.

Bike Share Toronto provides Toronto’s residents and visitors with an additional transportation option for getting around town. Bike Share Toronto is available for use 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The system includes a fleet of specially designed, heavy-duty, durable bicycles that are locked into a network of docking stations.

CYKL indoor cycling studio at Wellington and Bathurst. CYKL is the first indoor cycling studio in downtown Toronto to make exclusive use of the revolutionary RealRyder™ bikes. They are the only stationary bikes in the world that allow riders to bank (lean) into turn. As a result the workouts are more dynamic,

Share Your Participation!

Take a photo of your walking/running/biking activities and share it with us, and you could win a $50 Prepaid Visa!* You can post them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or by email. When posting on Twitter or Instagram, be sure to follow us and use the hashtag #720healthmonth. Taking a group photo? Email us the names of the participants along with the photo, and each person will be entered into the draws.

Participants who share photos from all activities during the month of April are eligible. Winners will be selected and announced on the website on Friday, May 6th. Please provide your name and the name of your employer at 720 King West.

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Email: 720greencouncil@greenreason.ca

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*Please note that this contest is open to occupants of 720 King West only. You must be employed in the building at the time the winners are announced.