Payette has signed up to participate in the Mass Commute Bicycle Challenge. As part of our AIA 2030 Commitment, we have pledged to work towards reducing the carbon footprint from our operations and travel, and this is one of our first events in that process.
Roughly 40% of trips Americans make are less than 2 miles: just right for the bicycle. And there are a lot of reasons to make these trips human-powered, on two wheels: FUN, health and fitness, saving money on vehicle/gas/parking, convenience, reducing your carbon footprint and dependency on foreign oil.
As part of National Bike Month and Bay State Bike Week, the Mass Commute challenge is a friendly and free competition amongst Massachusetts businesses, educational institutions and municipalities in which employees, students and residents support their “teams.” We will track the miles Payette employees bike to work or projects travel next week, and report them to the Challenge.
Not sure you are up for the full challenge of biking from home to the office? Don’t be discouraged! No need to bike the entire route to work for the miles to count. You can bike to the train, or a friend’s house to carpool and any of the miles biked count towards the challenge. Will you be biking next week? How far do you bike in an average week?
Need help finding a good bike route? The City of Boston has a great interactive route planner and bike map that can recommend routes based on comfort and experience level with cycling. Google maps also have an interactive bike route mapping feature for those who live further outside the city.