Steven Fitzgerald, the President of Habañero, has been an avid bike commuter for over 20 years; he bikes 20 km per day rain, shine, snow, or sleet. As a result, his green habits have been slowly rubbing off on the rest of our company. With each new Bike to Work Week that our company participates in, we’ve convinced more and more employees to embrace bike commuting. We now have close to 30% of employees biking to work, and all are gearing up for your November event.
I’m actually someone who first tried bike commuting during your May-June 2007 Bike to Work Week, and now I’m a complete convert! I don’t think I would have ever attempted biking to work had it not been for your program. I currently bike from Lynn Valley, North Vancouver to downtown (about 30 km per day) three times a week (I work part-time), and I absolutely love it! As my husband also bike commutes, we were able to give up our second car. Bike commuting has now become a huge part of my life and if for some reason I miss a day, I just don’t feel the same!
Another thing to note is that our company has a change room in the office, which a lot of employees use. The company also offers a yearly employee fitness credit, and some employees (including myself) have purchased bike commuter memberships at the gym across the street.