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  • Although TriMet and the City are working hard to minimizing disruption during construction, the number and magnitude of the projects means that some streets will be out of commission. SmartTrips Downtown is a 2- year project that began in November 2006 to increase the current road capacity of the system.
  • whether it be transit schedules, bicycle maps, carpool resources, walking maps, carsharing, etc.
  • whether it be transit schedules, bicycle maps, carpool resources, walking maps, carsharing, etc.
  • A Cornell University and Polytechnic University study found that train commuters walked an average of 30 percent more steps per workday than did people commuting by car. Train commuters were 270% more likely to walk the CDC recommended 10,000 steps/day.
  • A Cornell University and Polytechnic University study found that train commuters walked an average of 30 percent more steps per workday than did people commuting by car. Train commuters were 270% more likely to walk the CDC recommended 10,000 steps/day.
  • Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study – started in 1982, men 19-80.
  • A Cornell University and Polytechnic University study found that train commuters walked an average of 30 percent more steps per workday than did people commuting by car. Train commuters were 270% more likely to walk the CDC recommended 10,000 steps/day.
  • Train commuters were 270% more likely to walk the CDC recommended 10,000 steps/day.
  • Attention Theory
  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise-and-stress/SR00036 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise-and-stress/SR00036 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise-and-stress/SR00036 http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise-and-stress/SR00036
  • We complete these orders, including only the information that they’ve ordered, and then we hand deliver them by bicycle to the workplace within five business days.
  • We complete these orders, including only the information that they’ve ordered, and then we hand deliver them by bicycle to the workplace within five business days.
  • We complete these orders, including only the information that they’ve ordered, and then we hand deliver them by bicycle to the workplace within five business days.
  • Don’t have to do it alone. Can put a map up and ask the cyclists to tell you where they’re coming from. Offer a place for folks to write down’ I want a buddy.’

Promoting biking workplace-aug2011 Promoting biking workplace-aug2011 Presentation Transcript

  • Bikes Mean Business: Encouraging Healthy Commuting August 18, 2011 Steve Hoyt-McBeth Transportation Options Portland Bureau of Transportation
  • Employer Policies Influence Employee Transportation Choices
  • and Increase The Bottom Line
  • Bottom Line(s)…
    • Financial costs of doing business
    • Environmental performance
    • Business public image
  • Cost of replacing employees
    • 30% - 150% of annual salary
  • Retention of employees
    • “ Our commute program is the most popular element of our benefit package,” Tom Sloan, co-founder, Sockeye Creative
  • Does your commute affect your productivity?
  • Employee Health and the Bottom Line
    • Surgeon General recommends 30 minutes a day of exercise
    • Starting a walking regime cuts your sick days in half – Dr. David Nieman
    • Survey of workers in every state in 47 of the 50 larger cities
    • Higher rates of walking and biking corresponded to
      • Higher percentage of adults exercising 30 minutes a day
      • Lower percentages of adult obesity
  • Drive less. Live more
    • “ After age adjustment, time riding in a car and combined time spent in these two sedentary behaviors (watching TV) were positively associated with CVD (cardiovascular disease) death .”
    Warren TY et al, Medicine in Sports and Exercise , May 2010
  • Is biking more dangerous?
    • Analyzed risk + benefit from Barcelona bike share
    • Factoring in risks of inhaling exhaust and car crash, 12 to 1 health benefit of biking compared to driving
  • Stress, Health and the Bottom Line
    • The number of American workers who consider stress to be a major problem in their lives has more than doubled during the past ten years. -- The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety via Mission Control educational corporation
    • “ Overall, there was a significant relationship between daily stress and … health problems such as flu, sore throat, headaches, and backaches.”
      • ---The Impact of Daily Stress on Health and Mood: Psychological and Social Resources as Mediators, Anita DeLongis, Susan Folkman, Richard S. Lazarus, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 1988. Vol. 54. No. 3.486-495
  • Stress and Commuting Modes “ Type of Commute, Behavioral Aftereffects, and Cardiovascular Activity: A Field Experiment,” Steven M. White and James Rotton. Environment and Behavior, Vol. 30, No. 6, 763-780 (1998)
  • Stress and Commuting Modes Blood Pressure & Commute Modes
  • Stress and Productivity
    • Hunter, L., Thatcher, S.M. (2007). Feeling the heat: Effects of stress, commitment, and job experience on job performance. The Academy of Management Journal, 50 (4),953-968
  • Exercise for Stress Reduction
    • Endorphin release
    • Confidence builder
    • Mood stabilizer
    • -Mayo Clinic
    Photo Jonathan Maus, bikeportland.org
  • Case Study
    • Regence Bike Commuters
    • Lisa Wylie & Timothy Morita-Mcvey
  • Promoting Biking at Work
  • Register your employer for the Bike Commute Challenge
  • Become known as the Bike Gal/Guy
  • Find accomplices
    • Green Team
    • Wellness/HR
    • Regular Jane/Joe cyclists
    • Bike Commute Challenge and Free Walk/Bike Map Posters
    • Organize Bike Commute Challenge workshop with BTA
    • Make bike maps available or post
    Get the word out
  • Organize Bike Buddies
    • Encourage them to go to commuter workshop
    • Ride commute route with them (SLOWLY)
    • Informal works well
  • Provide a fleet bike for employees
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  • Thank You! Photo: Jonathan Maus, bikeportland.org