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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tomorrow is Bike To Work Day!

What started as a European celebration to promote healthy living and Eco-friendly transportation, has become an event that has spread among many cities in the US. “Bike to Work Week” is celebrated the second week of May, this year it started May 13th ending May17th, the last day of the week is called “Bike to Work Day”. 

For those who live in secluded areas and need to make a long commute, we understand it may be difficult to join the two-wheel celebration. However the Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey shows that 25 percent of all trips are made within a mile from home, 40 percent of all trips are within two miles from home, and 50 percent of the working population commutes five miles or less to work. 

But it’s not only how close we live, it’s also all the benefits: You will reduce emissions; you will save time as bicycles have proven to be 50% faster than cars in rush hour, an average person loses 13 pounds a year while riding to work so you’ll be looking even better and you’ll also save some money. 

For tomorrow there will be no excuse not to bike to work, according to a study made by biking map service BikeScore in U.S, these are the top 10 most bikeable cities, based on 4 elements: the availability of infrastructure (like bike lanes), hilliness, route, and the level of commuting. 

10. Chicago 

9. New York 

8. Tucson 

7. Seattle 

6. Washington, DC 

5. Boston 

4. Philadelphia 

3. Denver 

2. San Francisco 

1. Portland 

If you’re thinking you’re not in shape or you’re afraid of how challenging it may be to get to your office in San Francisco in a bicycle due to its hilliness, think about how flat the financial area is and with the great infrastructure it offers, you will be able to make it. 

If what’s holding you back is the weather, check a weather forecast for your city and be prepared, whether it’s sunny or rainy you can still make it a great journey. 

We’d love to hear about your experience, you can share it through OfficeList's facebook page or OfficeList's twitter account.

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