Is (vehicle) parking an issue at your workplace?
Let’s face it, parking isn’t going to get better, especially in our larger communities. Let’s get creative for our commutes to and from work! Carpool, take the bus, or maybe even bike or walk (part or all of the way).
Here is some information about cycling from the Energy Corridor District (www.energycorridor.org) about biking to work:
- “Door to door, bicycling is faster than other modes for distances under three miles. In congested situations it is often faster for distances up to five miles. For longer trips bicycling still may save time by combining commuting time with exercise time."
- “Bicycle commuting is a great way to squeeze regular exercise into a hectic schedule. Commuting time can be used to stay in shape instead of sitting frustrated in traffic. Bicycle commuters also get to work on time more often and are happier and more productive while they are there."
Tips for Biking
- Wear a helmet for every ride
- Conduct an quick check before every ride
- Obey traffic laws & signs, ride on the right, signal turns and stop at red lights/stop signs
- Ride predictably, wear bright clothing and be visible at all times
- At intersections, ride in the right-most lane that goes in your direction
- Scan for traffic, signal lane changes and turns
- Control your bike by practicing bike handling and signalling skills
- Remember that your bike is a vehicle
- Be safe and have fun!!
Think about how you might be able to transform your commute and act on it! It doesn’t have to be everyday. Start with 1-2 times a week and build from there.