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Posted on: May 14, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Bike to Work Week May 14-18

Stevens Point is celebrating Bike to Work Week May 14-18 to encourage the use of bicycles for commuting to work - which is good for both employers and employees.

Stevens Point and other Wisconsin cities are celebrating Bike to Work Week May 14-18 in order to encourage the use of bicycles for commuting to work.

Biking to work provides employees with valuable exercise, which often leads to better health, fewer sick days taken, and lower health insurance costs.

Employees who exercise have less stress, can focus their minds better, and are more alert - making them more productive at work.

If everyone left their car home just one day per month, employers would need five percent fewer parking spots. If everyone left the car at home one day per week, parking could be cut 20 percent.

In addition to these tangible benefits, a company that promotes biking to work is seen as a good community member concerned about the environment, land use, traffic congestion, and the health and morale of their employees.

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