Bike2Benefits Results

Posted by Doug Shidell, September 30th, 2008

Bike2Benefits, a program sponsored by Twin Cities Metro Transit, has been promoting bicycle commuting in the Twin Cities Area by offering custom bike routes to work, maps, commuter accesories and prizes. Their initial goal was to support 500 riders in 2008. By the end of September they had 2,020 members. 701 of the members were given custom bike routes and 974 had successfully completed the program. Some other impressive stats: Bicyclists took 33,797 trips for a total of 267,045 miles. Had each of those bicyclists driven to work alone, they would have burned up 132 tons of CO2. Congratulations to Metro Transit, program director John Siqveland and all of the mappers who worked out the custom bike routes for new commuters. For more information about Bike2Benefits, click here.

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