What Seattle can teach us about driving less, growing more, and being bike-friendly Recently, I was bowled over by a headline: “New Commute Seattle data shows that driving alone is now the alternative mode” Huh? Really? I was more than a little skeptical. Only in towns with cobblestone streets, or cities that […]
Articles: Bike commuting
These days, big data is the holy grail for so many industries, and the transportation field is no exception. When fitness tracking app Strava released its “Global Heatmap,” it got so many calls from planners and activists that it packaged the data and now sells it as “Strava Metro.” Currently, 125 organizations around the world […]
Meet Jeff. He’s a 25-year old engineer who works long hours shaping the future of technology. He doesn’t own a car, but has four bicycles. He rides one to work, two on the weekends and keeps the fourth because he won it in a bet. Jeff’s neighbor is Leanne. She’s 31, a financial analyst, married […]
How do we know the dawn of e-bikes is upon us? Well there’s always the numbers (and I’ll get to those in a sec). But the ubiquity of a product may also be measured by its many iterations and imitations. Since we’re now seeing wonders like the world’s tiniest e-bike, wooden e-bikes, and “the 1987 […]
To an employer, health means a productive workforce, a critical element in generating goods and services that create a profit. Think of a healthy workforce like the grease in a well-oiled machine. Without it, the engine will wear rapidly, overheat, seize and quit. Investments in employee health are critical and can be analyzed as any other element of production, based on ROI.
Companies need to offer commute alternatives to driving solo if they want to attract and retain top talent. Especially Millennials.
It was Bike-to-Work Day here in the San Francisco Bay Area and thousands of cyclists hit the streets. It felt like Amsterdam, where bikes outnumbered cars, in some instances by as much as 3 to 1. Every year, companies, local governments, transportation authorities and bike coalitions around the country support Bike-to-Work Day to encourage more bike commuting. […]
We’re fat. We’re lazy. And we’re expensive. Sixty-one percent of adults in the US are overweight or obese and 70% are sedentary.
Two years ago, Ikea did something revolutionary (quite literally). They gave every one of their 12,400 U.S. workers a bike as a holiday gift.
Status update: Facebook has an amazing bike program.