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Biking: The New Way to Commute

posted by TrueNorth Employee Benefits on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Biking: The New Way to Commute

The Federal Highway Administration reports that the average American household spends 25 percent of its income on car transportation costs. Instead of driving to work, try a cheaper, healthier, and more environmentally friendly way to commute: biking. If you went five miles at a speed of 10 miles per hour you would spend 30 minutes, burn 200 calories, and reduce the amount of pollution in the air.

Biking: The New Way to Commute

Before hopping on two wheels, you must prepare ahead of time.

  • Practice your route on the weekend or drive it in your car to make sure that it is safe.
  • Know the laws that apply to bikers and how to interact with motorists while sharing the road.

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Be sure to do the following while on two wheels:

  • Use hand signals to indicate stops and turns for other bikers and motorists.
  • Wear brightly colored clothing to increase visibility.
  • Make eye contact with motorists so they know you are there and can anticipate your next move.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Bring along a water bottle in case you get thirsty, especially on a hot day.
  • Abide by the rules of the road- this includes yielding to pedestrians.

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