Why Bicycle To Work?
Save Money: Bicycle commuting is 40 times
less expensive than car travel. In addition, many insurance companies offer lower rates
to those who do not use a car for commuting.
Save Time: Mounting traffic congestion causes auto trip
time to increase while travel time for cycle-commuters generally remains
Improve Your Health: Cycling is excellent exercise and over
time will help benefit a person’s cardiovascular system, improve
muscle tone, and aid in weight loss.
Improve the Environment: It is estimated that 70%
to 90% of local air pollutants are caused by motor vehicle
travel. Bicycles pro-duce no adverse environmental impacts
– they are quiet, use no fossil fuels, and emit no
Enjoy your commute: Cycle-commuters
feel a sense of independence and accomplishment from moving
under their own power.
How to Start?
Determine if your commute is within bicycling distance: The
average distance that people travel to work is about 10
miles. More than half of the trips to work are 5 miles or
less, which is considered an ideal distance for bicycle
Contact TransOptions, a not-for-profit Transportation Management
Association, dedicated to developing and providing mobility options
for those who live or work in northern New Jersey. TransOptions'
matching system can register a bicyclist's skill level as novice or
advanced, and then search a database for a likely bicycle route to
work and/or to find a "biking buddy".