Friday, May 28, 2010
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett proclaimed Friday, May 21 as Bike to Work Day in Montgomery County, joining jurisdictions nationwide in this annual celebration to encourage bicycle commuting. Bike commuting not only provides exercise benefits, it also is an effective way to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and noise, and conserve energy. For most trips of less than five miles, commuting by bicycle may take about the same amount of time as traditional transportation options. For longer trips, riders can combine Ride On, which has bike racks on the front of all buses, with bicycle commuting.
This year, the County held events at nine sites. Montgomery County provides and promotes a comprehensive and balanced transportation program that includes a wide variety of transit, ridesharing, bicycling, pedestrian and teleworking options for residents, businesses, employees and visitors. These alternative modes of transportation are effective and efficient commuting solutions, reducing pollution and transportation costs, helping address climate change concerns, and ensuring the economic and environmental vitality of communities.
For more information about commuting options in the County, contact Commuter Services or call 240-773-2989. Or, stop in at one of the County’s TRiPS Commuter Stores in downtown Silver Spring, 8413 Ramsey Avenue, Monday through Friday from
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Friendship Heights, 17 Wisconsin Circle, Monday through Friday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., both of which are near the Metrorail stations.
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