Nearly half of all the pollution that comes from an urban area is generated from car trips of three miles or less. This is the sweet spot of bike commuting, not too far, and it is unbelievably convenient. If you are going further, transit creates a great link between destinations that are too far or inconvenient to bike or walk.
Not only will you be benefiting the community by decreasing the amount of pollution that is generated by your transportation options, but you will as see some wonderful health benefits as well. Say goodbye to stress, a few pounds, and say hello to a strong and healthy body.
As a bicycle advocacy organization, we are constantly working to make our roadways safer by being the squeaky wheel that highlights the need to make infrastructure investments to improve bicycling safety in our community. We believe that there should be a network of class 1 bikeways (multiuse paths) and protected bikeways that join neighborhoods, schools, churches, shopping centers, and healthcare facilities that are safe for all users ages 8 to 80. These infrastructure improvements need to be paired with education to empower new riders to take back our roadways and increase bike ridership.
Thanks for your support and partnership in helping us make active transportation more available to all!