Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Cyclo Nord-Sud invite Montrealers to donate their bicycles to help our neighbours in the southern hemisphere
Report on Sustainable Development
Montréal, June 17, 2010 – Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Cyclo Nord-Sud are joining forces by organizing a unique drive in the Montréal métro to salvage unused bicycles. This is a terrific opportunity to give a bicycle a new life, and to embrace the vélo-métro concept.
The bicycle drive is held Sunday, June 20, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of Berri-UQAM métro station, at the corner of Berri and St.Catherine. The Chairman of the STM Board of Directors, Michel Labrecque, will be there throughout the day in support of the initiative.
During the drive, a $12 contribution per bicycle will be asked of donors to help Cyclo Nord-Sud cover part of the cost of storing and shipping the bicycles. In return, a receipt will be issued for the value of the bicycle AND the cash donation for tax purposes.
In a country down South, a bicycle is an inexpensive, environmentally-friendly way of getting to school each day, bringing products to market, or transporting water from a well several kilometres away from home. Each year, Cyclo Nord-Sud organizes about sixty bicycle drivers throughout Québec thanks to the efforts of some 600 volunteers. For ten years, Cyclo Nord-Sud has salvaged more than 30 000 unused bicycles in Québec for shipping down South, where they are used in the fight against poverty. To find out more, please go to our website at www.cyclonordsud.org.– 30 –