Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pedal power beats $4 a gallon

Jim Borgman cartoon on bicycling
From the Milford Daily News, 05.18.08:

For someone with a daily commute of nearly 20 miles, Kevin Backhouse has an interesting problem. He doesn't have a car - he doesn't even have a license - yet he somehow manages to travel the 17-1/2 miles from his Beacon Hill home to his job as a software engineer at the MathWorks in Natick. He doesn't carpool, wouldn't dare hitchhike and only occasionally rides the train.

So how does he do it?

For Backhouse, and a growing number of commuters, the daily drive is all about pedal power. Backhouse...rides to work virtually every day, even through the winter months. The only days he takes off, he says, are when it rains. (Read more.)
Interesting article from the Boston suburbs, about the growing popularity of bicycle commuting in the region: MassBike's commuting workshops are drawing crowds, more shoppers are using bikes, bike shops are busy, and more employers are encouraging bike commuters. For instance, MathWorks featured in this article offers on-site showers and secure bike storage for employees.

Image: Jim Borgman/Cincinnati Enquirer.
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips Site

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