“Why?” Chapter 1 REASONS FOR COMMUTING BY BIKE
“I started commuting to lose weight but now I find that if I don’t ride that day I don’t feel right. My first jaunt out I got to work in less than 30 minutes, and the trip back, which has significant up hill sections, took less than 40 minutes. I was really amazed how easy it was. My times now are significantly better than they were that day. It is a great way to start your day. It really does change your life.” DON LESTER Senior Engineer, Wenatchee, WA
“I need the exercise. This type of exercise doesn’t take much additional time or cost. I like the overall saving, one car, reduced fuel consumption. I feel better since I’m doing my bit for the planet.” DAVID TAFT Senior Network Engineer - EDS Auckland, New Zealand
“I moved from a house that forced me to drive 45 miles a day to one less than two miles from my office, with the absolute intention of commuting by bike. It’s a wonderful way to start my day.” SARAH CARRICO Research Assistant Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate Boise, ID
“Exercise, pleasure, planet.” DR BRIAN SMITH (left) General practitioner Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
“I commute by bike because I am a lazy pleasure-seeker. Biking is fun, fast, economical, and it puts a big smile on my face.” AMY WALKER Publisher, Momentum magazine, www.momentumplanet.com Vancouver, Canada
“Bike commuting lets me experience my city more directly than I ever did enclosed in a car, and get to know it in a whole new way. I see architecture, streets, people, and nature more clearly than ever before. I even smell the city – coffee roasting at local roasteries, the green and watery smell of the Spokane River as it runs through the heart of downtown, the lilacs for which our city is known.” BARB CHAMBERLAIN Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Washington State University Chair of Bike to Work Spokane
L to R: Momentum Magazine’s marketing director Mia Kohout, publisher Amy Walker and associate publisher Tania Lo. All commute by bike.
50 pages of bicycling to work goodness, presented by Momentum Magazine.