On Wednesday 16 October 50,000 registered participants set a new record for the National Ride2Work Day
. Staff from all four Alluvium offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Townsville turned out in force to help make the event a success and promote sustainable commuting.
While more staff than usual rode on Wednesday, cycling to work is common at Alluvium. Some staff choose to ride from a sustainable transport perspective and some from a fitness perspective or efficiency in getting to work. Either way, the norm is for over 50% of our staff to ride to work.
But riding is not just about fitness. It was interesting to note a recent story
on the economic benefits to cities and towns of cycling which said that “The economic benefits of riding and walking to work include better health, less congestion, reduced infrastructure costs, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, better air quality, noise reduction and savings in parking costs.”
What was great on Ride2@Work Day was that a few guys who live quite a few km from the office rode in and now have plans to ride more often.
Happy riding for the other 364 days of the year!
Alluvium Melbourne employees (from the left) Clare Ferguson, James Fitzgerald, Rob Catchlove, Dan O'Halloran, Penny Clark and Darcy Moar meeting for breakfast on National Ride2Work Day earlier this week.