Employers, Employees and Environmental “Win – Win – Win” from Cycling to Work

Employers, Employees and Environmental “Win – Win – Win” from Cycling to Work

May 30, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-19 at 3.31.06 PMWIN 1: Employer Benefits

Exercising before work raises an employee’s productivity by an average of 15%

Cycling will reduce health care costs and employees that cycle take 15% fewer sick days

Cyclists are more punctual, and absenteeism can be reduced by up to 80%

 

WIN 2: Employee Benefits

Cyclists have lower body mass index

Cyclists meet recommended weekly physical activity goals

Cyclists have increased positive lifestyle attributes and sense of community belonging

 

WIN 3: Environment Benefits

Improved air quality

Reduction of noise pollution

Reduced road maintenance due to reduced vehicle traffic

 

Tips for Employers

Have available showers and lockers

Include a bike maintenance area with a bike pump and basic tools

Have a covered bike lock area for multiple bikes

Collaborate with local bicycle groups for training and info sessions

Call your municipality to install a bike rack on public land near your business for free

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