This event in New Orleans is the perfect model for other cities that wish to encourage commuters to bike to work...
Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
On April 22, city and commuter bike designers Linus Bike shows their support for NOLA’s second annual Bike to Work Day to encourage commuter cycling.
The Advocate reports that commuters in New Orleans took part in the second annual Bike to Work Day last week to raise awareness about the benefits of cycling. One participant remarks that the “city’s recent efforts to increase the miles of bicycle lanes on streets appears to not only be increasing the number of people trading in four wheels for two, but also is making vehicles more aware of cyclists.”
About 500 people preregistered, and almost 200 additional participants showed up on the day of the event.
New Orleans now has 50 miles of bike paths, compared to the 11 miles that existed before Hurricane Katrina. There are plans for further bike lane construction, funded mostly by Entergy Corp. Being a flat city, New Orleans is an ideal location for commuters to trade in their cars for bikes. A study on one road in New Orleans has shown that the percentage of cyclists on that road has more than tripled after the addition of a new bike path, according to the article.
Linus Bike representative, China Reevers, applauds the city’s efforts to raise awareness for cyclists: “It is great to see the city rallying together to support commuter cycling and the construction of more bike paths. This event in New Orleans is the perfect model for other cities that wish to encourage commuters to bike to work. Commuters are having fun, staying healthy and making their city a better place to live”.
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.