Will Bike to Work Day Lead to More Work?

By now, you probably know that today is Bike to Work Day.

Local government, environmental, transportation and consumer  organizations and of course bicycle advocacy groups have all been touting "Bike to Work Day" as a way to make people more aware of the advantages of using bikes instead of cars.

With freeways getting more crowded all the time and gas prices going higher and higher, it would seem to make sense that riding a bike to work can have its advantages.

You may not save time, but you will save gas and you won’t use up all your patience sitting in bumper to bumper traffic.

But not everyone can ride a bike to work. It could be too far to ride to work or you may not be in the best shape to ride a bike to work.

And of course, there are disadvantages, such as when it’s too cold or too wet outside.

And then there’s the problem of what happens after you bike to work. What happens to the sweat you’ve worked up?  Where do you change clothes?  Do you change clothes?  On bike to work days, would there be a need for shower at work days? 

If you want to bike to work, the good news is that these days you don’t have to spend a lot of money on an expensive bike.  With the spread of all those dockless bikes seemingly everywhere now can scan a nearby bike, ride it work, and leave it where you want.

But then if too many people started biking to work that way, we would need a “Clear the Sidewalks of All the Bikes Day” and we’d need it almost every day.

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