Members from the cycling advocacy and education group, ‘HUB Cycling Tsawwassen Delta’, recently donated more than 170 rechargeable bike light sets and reflectors to migrant greenhouse workers
In addition, Tony Dales of The Rusty Nut Cycle and Mobility, Cap’s South Shore Cycle and Karon Trenaman of ICBC donated bike accessories.
Good visibility on the road is extremely important, particularly in the darker winter months. The bike lights and reflectors will help ensure each worker is seen by vehicle drivers, so they may travel throughout Delta in as safe a manner as possible.
Hub Cycling also asks all vehicle drivers to drive with care as they share the road with vulnerable road users.
Cycling provides the main mode of transportation for these essential food production workers. Bicycles are often obtained from Delta’s annual ‘curb side spring clear out’ of used goods. And some bikes are received as donations from locals. They are often patched back together by the workers - along the same lines as how cars are fixed by Cuba’s ‘magician’ car mechanics.