I’ll admit it. I used to be a “leaner”. From my childhood home and college dormitory, to the myriad apartments and even my first house, nothing stopped me from leaning my bike up against things. In hallways and vestibules, to basements, porches and garages, I propped my bike up indiscriminately. I leaned my bike against cars, walls, couches, tables, doors, railings, trash cans, dehumidifiers, and even dog crates (sorry Cooper).
This is the conundrum of encouraging your employees to be active in their commuting habits: You ask a person to start to commute actively, meaning that they have to put more effort into their trip planning – they do it happily. Ride your bike in sub-optimal weather (too hot, too cold, too rainy, too anything other than 70* and sunny) – easy. Make extra effort to mesh your personal schedule with that of public transportation system – no problem. Share your car with a co-worker and risk your privacy, ultimate convenience and control – done.
How we’re helping the Peach State one rack at a time.
Saris Cycling Group understands the importance of infrastructure and making cities more bicycle friendly. That includes parking and giving visitors the options to ride to their destination instead of jumping in the car. Someone once said that bicycles are a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems. At Saris, we believe that wholeheartedly, which is why we are committed to using our resources to enhance cycling on a local, state and national level.
It’s morning in Madison, an hour of orange light and long shadows. Lake Monona shimmers, the grass along the embankment sparkling with dew, and there’s a chill in the air that marks the looming autumn. With each passing moment, as the bright sun burns away patches of fog, cyclists around the city click into pedals, preparing for the morning commute.