County wants employees to set an example by biking
The Franklin County commissioners are kicking off a campaign on Monday to encourage county employees to bike to work as part of the 2 by 2012 initiative.
“This is a really important opportunity for our employees, for their health and for the environment,” Commissioner Marilyn Brown said.
The biking advocacy group Consider Biking has set a goal of getting commuters in central Ohio to bike to work at least two days a month by Columbus’ 2012 bicentennial.
The county is promoting bike commuting as a way to get fit and save on gas money, but it’s also sweetening the deal with discounts at the county cafeteria, while supplies last. AVI FoodSystems donated 150 coupons for $2 off.
County administrators also are encouraging supervisors to work with employees who bike to provide flexible hours if a cyclist wants to avoid dangerous rush-hour traffic.
Employees and visitors can use the bike parking mapto find one of the 14 racks around the county government complex Downtown. They have the capacity to hold about 150 bikes.
Because multi-lane Downtown streets can be dangerous for cyclists, bikers are encouraged to plot their route using a bike map.
Posted by Elizabeth Gibson on April 22, 2011 3:01 PM |Permalink