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Bike to Work

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About biking to work in Columbus, OH. Used during Spring 09 In Service at CSCC.

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Bike to Work

  1. 1. Put some pedal in your mettle… and bike to work. Online at: http://www.slideshare.net/rjames01
  2. 2. Bike to work stories <ul><li>Greg </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bike to work stories <ul><li>Jennifer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biking since childhood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years commuting in Columbus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approx 6 miles round trip to CSCC </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Bike to work stories <ul><li>Rich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biking since 1993 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7 years biking to CSCC apprx. 18 miles round trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Average 3000 commuter miles a year </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Car v. Bike: 7 year cost comparison <ul><li>Used car purchase: $5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance ($380 yr): $2,660 </li></ul><ul><li>Gas ($2.50 x100g. x 7): $1,750 </li></ul><ul><li>Routine Maintenance: $2,000 </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL: $11,310 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Car v. Bike: 7 year cost comparison <ul><li>*Bike purchase: $300 </li></ul><ul><li>Routine Maintenance ($75 x 7): $525 </li></ul><ul><li>(Chain, brakes, cables, gears, tubes) </li></ul><ul><li>Once every few years ($375x2): $750 </li></ul><ul><li>(wheels, seat, packs, pump, helmet, lock, </li></ul><ul><li>lights, headset, crankset, cassette) </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL: $1,575 </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing: $ 300 </li></ul><ul><li>(Rain gear, gloves, shoe covers, </li></ul><ul><li>Shorts, shirts) </li></ul>$11,000 (Car) v. $2000 (Bike)
  7. 7. Health Effects of Biking <ul><li>Burn about 450 calories a day </li></ul><ul><li>2250 calories a week = a full day of eating! </li></ul><ul><li>Resting pulse in the 40s </li></ul><ul><li>Biometric screening numbers all good </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental Effect of Biking <ul><li>Displaces approximately 3000 driving miles a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Current vehicle efficiency 30-35mpg hwy </li></ul><ul><li>1 gal of gas releases apprx. 25lbs. CO 2 </li></ul><ul><li>100 gal x 25lb CO 2 = 2500 lb CO 2 year </li></ul><ul><li>17,500 lbs. in 7 years </li></ul>
  9. 9. FAQs about bike commuting <ul><li>What kind of bike should I get? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you do in bad weather? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you carry things? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you ride in traffic? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find a safe route? </li></ul><ul><li>What about changing and showering? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you get a flat tire? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Safety Resources <ul><li>Ohio Bicycling Street Smarts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/index.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ohio Bicycle Federation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ohiobike.org/resources.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bike Safety Courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://urbanbikeridinglessons.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Bike to Work Week http://b2ww.org/columbus/
  12. 12. Local Initiatives <ul><li>Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$28 million to build more trails and improve existing ones. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Complete Streets” Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share the Road sharrows on High St., SP’09 </li></ul></ul>http://www.altaprojects.net/columbus/documents.html
  13. 13. National Initiatives <ul><li>The Bicycle Commuter Act of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Section 211 of the &quot;Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008&quot; allows for a &quot; qualified bicycle commuting reimbursement &quot; for &quot; reasonable expenses incurred by the employee during such calendar year for the purchase of a bicycle and bicycle improvements, repair, and storage, if such bicycle is regularly used for travel between the employee’s residence and place of employment .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>The benefit -- up to $20 per month -- went into effect January 1, 2009. </li></ul>http://www.bikewalk.org/bca.php
  14. 14. Online Resources <ul><li>Yay! Bikes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://yaybikes.org/transitional/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List serv for commuters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider Biking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.considerbiking.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Advocacy Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Cranksters” 102.1 / 98.3 Fridays at 7pm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WCRSFM.org/Cranksters for podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Dorn’s Bike Commuting Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.runmuki.com/commute/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice intro to commuting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Commute by bike - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://commutebybike.com/   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bike Commute Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bikecommutetips.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This one is more for interesting articles than practical how-to information. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Routes and Maps <ul><li>Alta Planning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposed and planned bikeways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.altaprojects.net/columbus/documents.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MORPC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps from Local Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.morpc.org/transportation/bicycle_pedestrian/bikeway_maps.asp </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MapMyRide.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Map search, create and share </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bikely.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global map sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Street usability study with maps to be released in early May by Consider Biking.org. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Presentation online at: http://www.slideshare.net/rjames01

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