Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Bike Month Ontario campaign! During the month of June, participants from 31 municipalities and 24 workplaces and campuses logged over 1,900 cycling trips on the Active Switch online tool! Great job Ontario!
Here’s the impact of 1,900 + cycling trips:
- Over 31,000 km cycled and logged.
- Preventing over 4,000 kg of harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.
- Cost savings of over $17,500.
- Reducing over 31,000 km of vehicle travel.
Congratulations to Nathan Pray from the City of Brantford, winner of the $500 Sport Chek Gift Card!
For full details, visit bikemonthontario.ca
Carpool Ontario is a state-of-the art ride‐matching software that allows users to find carpool partners based on a customized search criteria.
Whether you wish to drive a carpool or share a ride, Carpool Ontario is here to help! Save money, time and fuel and minimize your carbon footprint!
Click here to register a free account today!
Don’t miss out on the health benefits associated with physical activity! Get moving with the Active Switch Campus Program by choosing active travel modes for your commute and other daily trips.
The Active Switch workplace online tool allows users to set goals, track and monitor progress and converts the distance travelled to illustrate the amount of calories you have burned and greenhouse gas emissions you have saved.
Track all your active trips on activeswitch.ca/campus for a chance to win monthly prizes!
Note: Please select "Georgian College - Owen Sound Campus" under City of Owen Sound when creating an account on Active Switch.
Not sure how to register? Click here to download the Active Switch Flyer for instructions on how to register an account
As an employee (staff or faculty) at a participating Commute Ontario campus, you are eligible for the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program.
Please note students are not eligible for the ERH Program.
If you have an unforeseen emergency on any day you use a sustainable method to commute to campus, you can request a reimbursement of up to $75 for your emergency transportation costs.
To submit an ERH claim, kindly click on the "Submit ERH Claim" link on the left navigation bar and complete the form.
The City of Owen Sound's conventional transit system is a four (4) route system operating during the day Monday through Saturday.
Click here to find out everything you need to know to plan your route.
The City of Owen Sound's trail network is vast, thanks to linkages between Owen Sound trails, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority trails, Derby Forest trails and the Bruce Trail, the longest footpath in Canada.
Click here to learn more and to download the Trails Network brochure.
Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling provides important information, tips and techniques to help make you a safe, confident cyclist whether you are a new or experienced rider.
Click here to view the guide.
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September is Transit Month!
Whether you are a regular rider or trying transit for the first time, Transit Month is a time to celebrate and reward transit riders.
Pledge to take transit in September for a chance to WIN a fantastic prize.
Stay tuned for more Transit Month details.
October is Walktober!
Aim to walk at least 10,000 steps per day during Walktober and move towards a healthier lifestyle. Log your walking trips online at activeswitch.ca/campus for a chance to WIN GREAT PRIZES.
Stay tuned for more Walktober details.