Bicycling to
the Federal
Workplace
John Cock
Alta Planning + Design
Envisioning the Future Federal Workplace
• Grant program sponsored by the General
Services Administration (GSA) in 2008
• ...
Bicycling to the Future Federal
Workplace: Tasks
1. Reinstate the Interagency Task Force on
Bicycling and Walking
2. Revie...
Interagency Task Force
• Formed following National Bicycling and
Walking Study in 1994
• Managed by USDOT Staff the task f...
Bicycle Related Policies
• Clean Air Initiative
• Federal Leadership in Environmental,
Energy, and Economic Performance
• ...
Survey Findings
• Non-scientific, voluntary survey conducted
online
• Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
advertised the ...
Survey Findings
• 33% reported adequate bike
parking
• 35% reported adequate showers
• 25% reported bike parking is not
av...
Survey Findings
• 23% reported trail or bike lane
within one mile
• 43% consider bicycle
conditions poor between
home and ...
Survey Findings
• 87% have sponsored or
promoted health fairs
• 34% sponsored or promoted
bike to work day
• 95% report no...
Survey Findings
• 15% of respondents report
commuting by bike
• 19 % of respondents ride at
least 3 times a week during
th...
Survey Findings
• 40% reported more bike
lanes and paths on their
route
• 45% reported better access
to adequate showers
•...
Recommendations
• Develop clear policies to encourage bicycling
by employees
• Improve bike parking facilities at all work...
Recommendations
Develop clear policies to encourage
bicycling by employees
• Consider an Executive Order on
Bicycling/Acti...
Recommendations
Improve bike parking facilities at
all worksites
• Provide employee and visitor bike
parking at all new an...
Recommendations
Improve bike parking facilities at all worksites: EPA
Recommendations
Support Encouragement and
Education Programs
• Implement the Bicycle
Commuter Act at all agencies
• Suppor...
Recommendations
Seasonal “Polar bear” receptions “Car Free Day” festivities
National Institutes of Health Bike Club Activi...
Recommendations
Bike Sharing and Bike Fleets
• Build on existing bike
sharing and bike fleet
efforts
• Becoming a particip...
Recommendations
Transportation Secretary Ray
LaHood trying new Capital
BikeShare bike. . .
John Cock
(Charles Denney)
Alta Planning + Design
www.altaplanning.com
703.465.4469
charliedenney@altaplanning.com
johncoc...
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  1. 1. Bicycling to the Federal Workplace John Cock Alta Planning + Design
  2. 2. Envisioning the Future Federal Workplace • Grant program sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA) in 2008 • Four projects funded including Bicycling to the Future Federal Workplace
  3. 3. Bicycling to the Future Federal Workplace: Tasks 1. Reinstate the Interagency Task Force on Bicycling and Walking 2. Review of Existing Bicycle Related Policies Impacting the Federal Workplace 3. Conduct a Survey of Federal Employees on attitudes and barriers to increasing bicycling in the Federal workplace 4. Development of New Policies, Guidelines and Programs to Increase the Level of Bicycling to Federal Workplaces
  4. 4. Interagency Task Force • Formed following National Bicycling and Walking Study in 1994 • Managed by USDOT Staff the task force met for about six years, dormant for many years • Began meeting again in 2009 • Now the Interagency Task Force on Bicycling and Active Transportation and again managed by USDOT staff
  5. 5. Bicycle Related Policies • Clean Air Initiative • Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance • Bicycle Commuter Act
  6. 6. Survey Findings • Non-scientific, voluntary survey conducted online • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) advertised the survey through wellness programs • Over 9,500 responses (not all from DC area) • Responses from both existing bike commuters and non-bike commuters
  7. 7. Survey Findings • 33% reported adequate bike parking • 35% reported adequate showers • 25% reported bike parking is not available & 29% reported no showers • 69% reported that outdoor racks for visitors are not provided FACILITIES
  8. 8. Survey Findings • 23% reported trail or bike lane within one mile • 43% consider bicycle conditions poor between home and work • 73% consider more bike lanes and paths as very important to improving conditions for cycling INFRASTRUCTURE
  9. 9. Survey Findings • 87% have sponsored or promoted health fairs • 34% sponsored or promoted bike to work day • 95% report no awareness of programs or incentives to promote cycling PROGRAMS AND INCENTIVES
  10. 10. Survey Findings • 15% of respondents report commuting by bike • 19 % of respondents ride at least 3 times a week during the summer, 54% at least once a month • 22% reported living less than five miles from their worksite HOW MANY, HOW OFTEN, HOW FAR
  11. 11. Survey Findings • 40% reported more bike lanes and paths on their route • 45% reported better access to adequate showers • 56% reported a $200 cash payment • 12% reported they would ride if their boss started to ride ENCOURAGEMENT: I WOULD RIDE IF. . .
  12. 12. Recommendations • Develop clear policies to encourage bicycling by employees • Improve bike parking facilities at all worksites • Provide shower and locker facilities for all employees and contractors • Support encouragement and education programs • Consider participating in regional bike sharing program
  13. 13. Recommendations Develop clear policies to encourage bicycling by employees • Consider an Executive Order on Bicycling/Active Transportation • Adopt standards and specifications for bike parking, showers and lockers • Implement Bike Commuter Act • Support bike clubs and health and wellness programs
  14. 14. Recommendations Improve bike parking facilities at all worksites • Provide employee and visitor bike parking at all new and leased government facilities per guidelines in the upcoming report • Provide showers and lockers per the guidelines in the upcoming report • Adopt a standard lease that includes the bike parking and shower guidelines.
  15. 15. Recommendations Improve bike parking facilities at all worksites: EPA
  16. 16. Recommendations Support Encouragement and Education Programs • Implement the Bicycle Commuter Act at all agencies • Support employee bike clubs • Initiate individualized marketing programs • Bicycling as both transportation and wellness
  17. 17. Recommendations Seasonal “Polar bear” receptions “Car Free Day” festivities National Institutes of Health Bike Club Activities
  18. 18. Recommendations Bike Sharing and Bike Fleets • Build on existing bike sharing and bike fleet efforts • Becoming a participating entity in the regional bike sharing program that is beginning to be developed.
  19. 19. Recommendations Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood trying new Capital BikeShare bike. . .
  20. 20. John Cock (Charles Denney) Alta Planning + Design www.altaplanning.com 703.465.4469 charliedenney@altaplanning.com johncock@altaplanning.com Thank you!

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