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Super Suburban Commuting

Translink recently released the document "Cycling for Everyone: A Regional Cycling Strategy for Metro Vancouver." The goal is to increase bike trips in the region.

But how practical is it to bike to work if you live or work in the suburbs? We spoke to Translink Senior Transportation Planner Kamala Rao about ways to make cycling easier and safer.

We also met two bicycle commuters who make it work for them. Bruce Halliday does a long haul from Deep Cove to Richmond and back, every day. But you don't have to log major miles to bike across city boundaries. Sarah Stewart combines her bike with the Skytrain to commute between Vancouver and New Westminster. If you aren't able to bring your bike on the train, you could consider renting a bike locker from Translink. They're available at many Skytrain and West Coast Express stations.

We'd love to hear about your commute. Send your story and picture to earlyed@cbc.ca. You could win a copy of Easy Cycling Around Vancouver, published by Greystone.

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