Cycling and Walking Program
Bicycling and walking are healthy, enjoyable forms of exercise. Cycling and walking has shown to be valuable in attaining and keeping personal fitness as well as reducing traffic congestion, air and noise pollution, as well as energy consumption.
If you own a bicycle of reasonable quality and live within a few miles of campus, you can convert your boring commuting time to healthy exercise and enjoyable, useful transportation. If you live 10 miles from campus, commuting by bike instead of by car will prevent 80 pounds of pollution from reaching the air we breathe. Bike commuting can save you money! According to the American Automobile Association the average cost to own and operate a car is 40 to 50 cents per mile. If you live 5 miles from campus, bike commuting can save you $1,000 per year. If you live 10 miles from campus, bike commuting can save you $2,000 per year. In addition to the $1 a day commuter reward, you do NOT have to pay any parking fees!