Township Supports FCM's #CutMyCommute Campaign

February 22, 2013

The Township of Esquimalt is joining with other municipalities across Canada in support of the "#CutMyCommute” campaign recently launched by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The campaign encourages residents all across Canada to provide feedback on local transportation issues and projects.

The campaign highlights the benefits of fighting gridlock and improving public transit in major cities, and transportation’s importance to the economy and quality of life in all communities, large and small. Of note, the average daily commute in a Canadian major city is some 63 minutes.

The FCM launched an interactive transportation-themed challenge in January as part of the expanded national #CutMyCommute campaign. The campaign has a strong social media component to help showcase the issue and encourage individuals around the country to join the challenge. The challenge asks Canadians to share by Twitter, Facebook and e-mail what they would do with 15 extra minutes of personal time per day if they had a shorter commute. It also features the “Cut My Commute” calculator showing how much time has been wasted in traffic gridlock since January 1, 2013.

For more information and/or to join the challenge, please visit: www.fcmchallenge.ca