PBIC launches new Bike to Work Website
March 1, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, NC — The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center has launched a new Website containing resources and guidance on commuting by bike throughout the year. The new site – www.biketoworkinfo.org – focuses on providing resources to beginner and advanced bicycle commuters and to others who want to promote bike commuting. Visit the site to find downloads for event organizers, tips for individual riders, facts for the news media as well as information for employers and sponsors.
Within the “Programs in Motion” section, visitors to the site can read about success stories from Bike to Work programs around the U.S. The Website also features a discussion forum that will allow bike commuters to network with one another. Using the Web forum, you can post questions about how to get a bike to work event off the ground or offer your tips for holding a successful event.
Riding a bicycle provides a fun way to get around while increasing physical activity, reducing traffic congestion, helping the environment and even saving money! While the yearly cost of owning and operating a vehicle is over $9,000i, or 18 percent of the average household’s incomeii, owning and maintaining a bicycle can cost as little as $120 per year.iii
May is National Bike Month and holds many opportunities to promote bicycle use and safety. Coordinated by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month will be celebrated with various activities around the nation, including Bike-to-Work Week from May 16 to 20. This year, Bike-to-Work Day will take place on Friday, May 20.
National Bike Month
Bicycle Maps Directory
Tips About How to Bike More
Bike Month Events
National Bicycle Safety Network
iAAA. Your Driving Costs. 2008. http://www.aaaexchange.com/main/Default.asp?CategoryID=16&Sub CategoryID=76&ContentID=353
ii US Census Bureau. United States Census 2000. 2000. http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html
iiiLeague of American Bicyclists. http://www.bikeleague.org