Thursday is Bike to Work Day, an annual event with the goal of getting people to try commuting via bicycle.
Bike to Work Day was initiated 16 years ago to address congestion and pollution...long before greenhouse gas emissions and climate action plans were incorporated into policies and regulations. With the California's Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB32), cities and counties are now required reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Nearly 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are transportation-related, so biking to work has a real and measurable impact towards meeting California’s goals. Plus, you’ll get a little extra exercise and Northgate staff will receive A SMALL GIFT as a token of appreciation for helping to reduce our company’s carbon footprint.
There are lots of freebies and events to enjoy during and after your commute as well. Check out the East Bay Bicycle Coalition’s and San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s websites for information about energizer stations, free repairs, commuter convoys, raffles, and after parties.
In Southern California you get a whole week to enjoy your bike commute! Check out Orange County Transportation Authority’s website for more information and to sign up for Bike to Work Week--May 16-20, 2011. With your pledge to commute via bicycle at least one day you’ll be entered to win cool prizes, like gift certificates, bicycles, accessories, movie tickets, and more.