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 […]
I love all my pairs of Lucky Brand jeans. Indigo blue lowrise, black velvet skinnies, printed boot cut … the list goes on. I must wear a pair nearly every day, because they just plain fit … for most every situation. Lucky Brand’s new corporate bikeshare program is cut from the same cloth. Last fall, […]
When it comes to employee health and wellness, it’s nice to know Kaiser Permanente walks the talk. The health insurance behemoth — with more than 10 million members nationwide — made strides to keep its own employees happy, productive, and out of the doctor’s office. How? An easy-to-use bikeshare program aimed at getting employees moving! […]
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.
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.
Have you noticed the words “sustainable” and “sustainability” everywhere? They’ve made their way into popular culture—in magazines, on billboards and well, toilet paper packaging. But what do they mean and why should we care?
Over a recent 48-hour period, I read three seemingly unrelated things that converged in an “Aha! Moment” on why people ride bicycles—from the traffic-jammed streets of Manhattan to the trails of the Bay Area.