On Oct. 5, they provided some 20 bike helmets and bells to those in need, as well as cycling tips to help keep them safe while sharing the road.
The Corner Clinic, located in the Samaritan Centre, provides health-care services and illness prevention programs to individuals living on a low income.
“I think this is a great initiative on the part of Orendorff and Associates, and we are grateful to Rainbow Routes Association for offering this opportunity to the people we service. It’s nice to hear about the positive actions taken by caring and compassionate individuals who take to heart the health and well being of our most vulnerable citizens” said Lianne Bergeron, a supervisor at the Corner Clinic.
Some of the transportation challenges for individuals living on a low income were identified in the Sustainable Mobility Plan for Greater Sudbury 2010. In order to accomplish some of the report’s recommendations, including providing cycling safety education, Rainbow Routes Association is collaborating with the Ministry of Health Promotion, the City of Greater Sudbury, the Sudbury and District Health Unit, the Social Planning Council of Sudbury, Orendorff and Associates and many other local organizations to bring cycling education to the community of Greater Sudbury.
“Orendorff and Associates is proud to continue promoting safety in our Sudbury community,” said Michael Gauthier of Orendorff and Associates. “This initiative is another way that our streets can become safer, reducing or eliminating potential injuries, and helping our fellow Sudburians. We are committed to improving safety in our community and on our streets for everyone, youth and adults alike. Accidents not only affect the injured victim, but their families as well.”
Rainbow Routes Association will continue to provide cycling safety education through the Sudbury Cycles Project at local schools and community events. To support these efforts, visit www.RainbowRoutes.com.