Thursday, May 10, 2012

Bike to work day

Today is "Bike To Work Day" in the Bay Area.  The Bay Area Bicycle Coalition sponsors this day each year to encourage people to get out of their cars and take public transport or bike to work.  This morning, I rode from my home in Los Altos up to my office in Belmont.  It's a great way to start the day.

In 1969, nearly half of all kids (48%) walked or biked to school.  In 2009, only 13% managed to do this.  (Source: US Department of Transportation) We all know the concerns with children and exercise.  Riding to school is just one more way for kids to stay active.

I'd like to acknowledge all of our staff that regularly ride to work.  Folks like Jim Thurber, Curtis Schnieder, and others set a strong positive example for our kids when they arrive by bicycle.  Thanks!