Employees who cycle to work are healthier, more productive, take fewer sick days and are less likely to change jobs. Cycling to work is cost efficient for both employees and employers, reduces the need for workplace (car) parking and allows employees to reduce their carbon footprint. And it’s fun!
HUB: Your Cycling Connection offers on-site Bike-friendly Workplace Workshops adaptable to the unique demands of your workplace. "
Is your organization looking to support cycling improvements in Metro Vancouver in a broader way?
Let them know they can become a HUB organizational member. Membership comes with the pride of knowing your company is making our community a more liveable place, as well as great benefits like discounted workplace workshops, bike racks, and more!
Another way to show your support is to join Bike Friendly Business.
Use these tips to make the business case for supporting cycling to help bring decision makers and resources onboard. Employers - here is a great guide to getting your workplace on bike.
HUB can assist you to become a more bike friendly workplace in one easy step- book us for a Bikeability Assessment. We will assess your building and/or workplace for its bikeability and provide you with concrete recommendations and resources for improvement. In addition, the assessment and a minimum entry of a bike rack at your workplace entitles you to entry into our Bikeability Awards competition. For more information email@example.com.
Ever wondered about the economic benefits of increased cycling for transportation? The City of Toronto has quantified it:
Cycling saves on long-term costs of smog, healthcare, traffic congestion, per capita road expenditures, climate change, and acid rain.
Individuals save between $5,700 and $8,700 - more for those who forego the purchase of a new car - by commuting by bicycle instead of by car.
The average car-operating cost in Canada is estimated at between $6,000 and $9,000 per year ($15,000 for the first four years of owning a new, full-sized car).
Congestion costs $1 billion each year in Toronto.
The presence of heavy traffic in Paris is thought to be responsible for an aggregate loss of $20 billion in property values up to 1995.
In auto-dependent US cities, per capita road expenditure is $264. Less dependent European cities spend $135, while some Asian cities spend as little as $88