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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Another way to commute

From the Pasadena Star-News (California), 04.18.07:

Another way to work
Employees use alternative means of commuting

Geltz Communications specializes in developing and promoting energy and water efficiency programs. And each employee literally walks the walk. And rides the bike.

The Pasadena-based marketing and communications firm's three staff members all use alternative means of commuting. Principal Christine Geltz bikes to work three times a week, traveling about 10 miles from her home.

The bicycle commute takes 40 to 50 minutes, but driving through traffic isn't much faster, she said. "We're in the business of providing energy efficiency programs," Geltz said. "We've had an interest in energy efficiency for a long time. It just makes sense to do it."

Biking provides great cardiovascular exercise, reduces emissions and cuts fuel costs, she said. "When you're commuting by bike there's no congestion," Geltz said. "I'm sailing along while everyone on the freeway is inching along." (Read more.)
As the price of gas seems only to rise, bike commuting becomes a more attractive option. And rising energy costs mean promising growth potential for eco-friendly companies like the one in this article.

Image: Web capture. Bicyclists on Old Pasadena Bridge during Midnight Ridazz event.
Visit: Paul Dorn's Bike Commuting Tips

1 comment:

Smudgemo said...

Seems like such a no-brainer to combine a commute and exercise routine while saving money and reducing pollution and congestion, doesn't it?