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Pushing pedals on the way to work for Bike to Work Day

19 May 2017

Thousands of San Diegans commuted on two wheels in Thursday's annual Bike to Work Day, organized by the San Diego Association of Governments. "With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it's not surprising that, from 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the USA grew by more than 62 percent".

"In addition to the lack of education by some bicycle riders and people who drive cars is this idea that we need to get someplace quickly", said Scott Johnson with Bike Austin. "They do it because it's the most affordable way for them to get around, or they don't have a auto, or have other reasons why they don't drive".

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People everywhere were invited to plot a route from their home to work or join groups organized to ride together downtown. According to the League of American Bicyclists, 40 percent of all trips in the USA are under 2 miles, making biking a realistic form of transportation. May is also National Bike Month.

Bike to Work Day falls during Bike to Work Week, which falls in the middle of National Bike to Work Month. Across all 50 states, LAB recognizes 416 bicycle-friendly communities, including Savannah, which earned a bronze level status as a bicycle friendly community in 2013.

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Riders will be offered free breakfast and other giveaways. "More people get to work on their bikes here than anywhere else in the state".

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Pushing pedals on the way to work for Bike to Work Day