2 by 2012
(More 2 by 2012 information will be coming soon.)
The goal of 2 BY 2012 is for each citizen of central Ohio to bicycle to work 2 days per month by the Columbus bicentennial in 2012.
2 BY 2012 is both a challenge and a movement. If we can rise to the challenge of changing how we get to work, we can start a movement that will significantly benefit our lives and our community.
And it all begins with you: the individual. Whether you are already a cyclist, or are interested in using cycling to improve your health, choose now and join 2 BY 2012.
We can achieve this goal! And when we do, it will mean that Columbus successfully increased its green transportation by 300% — and Columbus would surpass Portland, Oregon as the greenest transportation city in the U.S.
Columbus’ city leadership is actively working to support and enable bicycling. And Columbus businesses are turning to Consider Biking to help implement Bike to Work programs. All we need now is you: so join today!
Benefits of 2 BY 2012
Click here for a document describing the benefits of committing to 2 BY 2012. There are quantifiable benefits to Personal Health, Environmental Health, Community Health, Economic Health, Energy Independence and Business Growth.
The foundation of Consider Biking's 2 BY 2012 Campaign is providing businesses and organizations a comprehensive consultation service for encouraging bicycling to (and away from!) work. Our nationally recognized "Two-Wheel Toolkit" provides the basic case for support for bicycling. Contact us to request a copy and take the next step to growing your business bottom-line, enhancing the livability of our community, and making our economic landscape more competitive.
We consult with all levels of an organization to maximize the likelihood of success in behavior change
- CEOs to Champion & encourage the behavior of bicycling (give permission)
- Human Resource & Wellness leaders to provide Incentives for active transportation
- Facilities Management to provide end of ride facilities like showers & changing areas
- Workforce Education & Incentives – brownbag lunches & customized education
- Community Relations to showcase your business’s role in helping transform our community
- And, we’ll do all this in a manner that provides Measurement, Evaluation and access to current best practices.
We also collect data from existing and prospective bicycle commuters, so we can effectively advocate for needed enhancements to the bicycling environment in our community. We’re learning exactly where bicyclists are riding to work, where they would ride if certain obstacles are removed, and exactly where end-of-ride facilities and spot fixes are needed.
Complete the 5-minute survey, & your bike to work commute will be added to the hundreds of data points we’ve already collected.