In recognition of National Bike Month, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority’s (RIPTA) Commuter Resource RI team launched its 3rd Annual “Bike to Work Week,” Monday and ending on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 17.
Bike to Work Week is a fun and engaging way to encourage people to try the healthy option of “pedal power” for part or all of their commute, rather than relying on automobiles. Choosing to ride a bicycle to work offers many benefits including saving money, boosting morale and health, reducing traffic congestion and reducing harmful automobile emissions. RIPTA is also reminding the public that biking and taking the bus can be a winning combination for people who want to ride part of the way to work and then take public transportation. All of RIPTA’s fixed-route buses are equipped with bicycle racks.
This celebration encourages commuters to bike to work as much as possible. People who want more information or a little motivation can check out RIPTA’s “Bike to Work Week” video at www.youtube.com/