Friday, January 21, 2011
GMU implements bike commuter benefitIt's surprising how few companies have implemented the Bicycle Commuter benefit. The program has been in existence for over two years and we've only heard of a handful of companies where employees can receive the $20 monthly benefit for bike commuting-related expenses. GMU recently announced that they have implemented the benefit for all Mason full-time faculty and staff.
To qualify a cyclist "must bike to any Mason Campus a minimum of eight times per month to be eligible for the benefit." Qualified employees will receive a "$20 voucher each month good at area bike shops." Most area shops honor the voucher. They also have access to shower facilities. GMU is also planning to hold bicycle education classes in the coming year. Congratulations to GMU for implementing the benefit and encouraging more employees to commute by bike.