Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bike to Work

Me with bike lockers
Originally uploaded by CD-13
If we’re going to reduce traffic in this city, then people need to have real alternatives to driving a car to work everyday. A few city employees already bike to work, but today we announced new facilities that I hope will make it possible for more people to do so.

Thanks to our Department of General Services, Personnel Department, Transportation Department, and Helen Leung of my staff, city employees in the Downtown Civic Center area now have access to showers, bicycle and shower lockers, and additional bicycle racks. The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition provided assistance with making the new facilities effective for cyclists.

I encourage city employees who have ever thought about biking to work to give it a try. It helps reduce traffic. It helps our environment. And it’s great exercise.