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Suggesting A National Ride To Work Day(7 posts)

Suggesting A National Ride To Work DayEugene Kaudill
May 9, 2002 4:50 AM
Environmental awareness needs to begin in locally in the neighborhoods to produce a larger effort worldwide. If everyone for one day would not drive their cars to work and ride their bikes to work, it would greatly reduce pollution enough to show that we all should be using other methods to move about and get to work. I encourage everyone nationaly, and please help spread the word, to participate in a national ride to work day on June 3. You have plenty of time to plan and get the word out. Start now locally to help globally.
Had one....muncher
May 9, 2002 5:13 AM
I thoroughly applaud your sentiments. However, we had one here in the UK a while back. The only way I remembered that it was happening on the day was when I got home from work (having cycle commuted both ways)they mentioned it on the radio. I swear there was not one extra bike on the streets.

Moral? Judging by the reactions I got when mentioning this to my driving friends, who all recognised the many benefits of cycling, we are just too lazy/scared/busy/dependant to get out of our cars.

Go for it though I think there needs to be a lot more stick, not just carrot, to really make a difference.

FWIW.

M
What were you doing on May 3rd???biknben
May 9, 2002 5:13 AM
Didn't we just have a Ride To Work Day???

MB1 "The commute was a little busy today." 5/3/02 8:48am

The easiest way to spead awareness is to just ride you bike to work. Not just one day a year but as often as possible. People will notice you during their commute. Then they'll notice you the next day, and the next. They'll start to get the hint.

IMHO, don't make this an environmental thing. That gives people more excusses not to get involved. How bout you gather the troops and ride to work for the sake of riding to work. There are many benefits.
I would like to suggest "National Segway To Work Day".Dean Kamen
May 9, 2002 5:22 AM
Are you the real Dean Kamen? or just someone joking around?TPC
May 9, 2002 6:43 AM
Either way, the segway is definitely the coolest invention of my lifetime. Bravo!
Boston has a ride your bike to work week next weekAlpedhuez55
May 9, 2002 8:09 AM
Boston has a ride your bike to work week next week. There is a kickoff party on Monday at Redbones BBQ in Somerville at Davis Square fropm 4:00 to 10:00. They shut down a whole block and throw a block party. It is a fun time and if anyone in the Boston Area is reading this, I suggest you go!!!

Mike Young
They are way ahead of you. Where have you been?theBreeze
May 9, 2002 2:49 PM
Next Monday May 13 starts national Bike to Work Week. For those who can't do it the whole week, Friday the 17th is National Bike to Work Day. Don't know how many years this has been going on, but I know we've done it here in northern NM the past 2-3 years.