KFL&A Public Health Press Release
Go Team #YGK
Kingston— Kingston, once again, has achieved first place among cities of its size in the national Commuter Challenge event. During the event, which ran from June 4 – 10, Kingston residents collectively travelled 48,951 kilometers, avoided 8,156 kilograms of carbon dioxide, saved 3,340 litres of fuel and burned 530,577 calories by using active and sustainable modes of transportation instead of using their vehicles to get to and from their destinations.
Not only did Kingston place first in Canada among cities of its size, but it also had the highest number of participants in Ontario, ahead of larger cities like Toronto and Ottawa. With 572 registrations, Kingston also had the fifth highest number of participants in the country.
“Kingston continues to perform terrifically well in the Commuter Challenge event, and I’m thrilled to see Kingston’s residents choosing active and sustainable modes of transportation, not only during this week’s event, but throughout the year,” said Dr. Ian Gemmill, Medical Officer of Health, KFL&A Public Health.
Commuter Challenge is a week-long event, lead by volunteers and encourages Canadians to leave their vehicles at home, and instead, promotes walking, cycling, carpooling or ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting.
For more information about Commuter Challenge, visit www.commuterchallenge.ca.