Town of Richmond Hill wins Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill Employer of the Year Award
The Town of Richmond Hill has been honoured with a Smart Commute Employer of the Year Award for 2013. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, commitment, effort and results in implementing the Smart Commute program, helping employees get to and from work sustainably and reducing single occupant vehicle use.
The Town has also made great strides in the continued implementation of their Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan with a network of more than 160 km of dedicated, signed, or shared, bike lanes. In addition, they have installed front entrance public bike parking at the main municipal building, plus 17 bike lockers at various community centres around Richmond Hill. The Town has also increased the number of bike valet spots at community events, and continuously promotes active transportation through their Shift Gears cycling maps.
“The benefits of active transportation are endless,” says Mayor Dave Barrow. “We hope that we can inspire the community to take advantage of the many safe, convenient, healthy and earth-friendly ways to get around Richmond Hill”.