Facebook has continued to prioritize biking company-wide by opening its first full-service bike shop in a field office at its new South Lake Union digs in Seattle. The shop is really just the focal point though; just outside is an area to store personal bikes, a drying room for damp gear, showers, lockers, everything a daily cyclist would need to feel the love.
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Everyone is saying: Bikeshare right now is like the wild west. Photo Source: Medium With any new technology that uses public space, regulators are wrangling with how to simultaneously control bikeshare (and *not* spend $17,000 on an unneeded search and rescue mission every time some desperado leaves a bike on a ferry) and deciding which […]
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 ban cars (Paris), […]
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 […]
Bike to Work Day is a perfect opportunity to engage your employees and often the gateway into bike commuting. Read our guide to get you started and prepare for the big day.
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.