Q&A: How Can I Encourage Employees to Bike to Work?

May is National Bike Month. So how can you encourage your employees to commute to work by two wheels?

Well, first, consider installing bike racks. Your employees need a way to securely lock their bike in a covered area during the day. Bike racks can help if you are pursuing LEED certification.

Your biking employees may also like having access to a shower. And other little touches also help – like providing easy access to water – older water fountains do not always easily accommodate water bottles for refill.

In NYC, companies can encourage employees to check out the city’s newly-launched inaugural bike-sharing program, with some 6,000 bicycles available at 300 locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

You can also encourage employees to practice safe riding. Provide links to tips like these from NYC’s Transportation Alternatives through company newsletters or message boards.

Sources: Bike NYC

Related:  Bike to Work, Not Just in May

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