Friday, May 14, 2010

Bike to Work Day and the Today Show

The Today Show recently did a segment on Bike to Work Day coming up on Friday May 21 (register at The Today Show staff tested three transportation modes, starting at the same location and traveling to their office by bike, transit, and car.

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To paraphrase Al Roker, the bike rider, 50% of our commutes are under 5 miles so there's got to be a better way than driving to work alone, burning fossil fuels, getting frustrated in traffic, and spending lots of money. It really doesn't make sense for so many people to travel so many places alone in single occupant vehicles, and yet we continue to do it every day.

Al won the challenge on what looked like a Brompton folding bike, Matt Lauer took transit and came in second, and Meredith Vieira drove and came in dead last. Transportation Alternatives of NYC helped out with the bicycling logistics.

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