1. Stay Healthy and Fit!
The bicycle develops cardiac endurance and allows better oxygenation of the leg muscles. While pedaling quietly, an adult burns 4 to 5 calories per minute, that is to say 3 to 4 times more than at rest.
2. Save Time
Many studies and the daily experience of cyclists proved it with sufficiency: on bicycle, one often passes the cars! The majority of urban travel distances being rather short (50% of the distances made by car to downtown Montreal are less than 5 km), bicycle saves time.
3. Save Money
Each car trip replaced by a bicycle saves society 60 ¢/km (costs of health, accidents, pollution…).
4. Have Fun
The bicycle is relaxing, thus making it possible to reduce the level of stress at work. Indeed, the risks of anxiety are decreased partly by the exercise carried out and also by the pleasure of riding a bicycle. Decompress while returning home from work!
5. Keep Our Planet Green
The bicycle does not consume fossil energy, does not pollute and does not make noise. In contrast, 50% to 70% of fine dust and nitrogen oxide released in the air comes from automobile traffic. The more bicycles on our streets, the better will be the air quality that we breathe.
Employees who commute to work are less stressed, more alert, and take fewer sick days.
7. Morale & Corporate Image
By promoting bicycle commuting as a desirable option, you are conveying a green, money-smart, people-oriented image to your employees, your clients, and your competition.
It’s for everyone who travels by bicycle regularly from home to the downtown area of Montreal.
It’s for everyone who would like to travel from home to the downtown area of Montreal but are simply not doing so because “it’s too much trouble”. There are no showers, there are no lockers.
It’s for everyone who would love to use that 2nd bicycle, the nice one, the one we keep aside by fear of getting it stolen or vandalize if parked in the downtown area of Montreal.
Last, it is for everyone who thinks a location like mavélocity maybe useful for them.
Mavélocity it’s to make the experience of riding your bicycle from home to the downtown area of Montreal as enjoyable as possible.
It’s to encourage the use of the bicycle as an active mean of transportation in order to make a contribution as tiny as it may be to our environment, our health.
Finally, it is about time that we make a place in Montreal, a real one, for bicycles and its users.
That’s it, that’s what Mavélocity is for!
Projected location directly on the bike path, 400 boul. de Maisonneuve West, Montreal. Between de Bleury and City Counscillors.
The official opening is scheduled for April 1, 2020