Calculate the car-free miles you are logging with a new tool
created by Bike PGH, just in time for National Bike to Work Day this Friday, May 20.
The whole idea of the Car-Free Calculator is to incentivize
the region to work as a team and boost the mileage, says Lou Fineberg, program
manager for Bike PGH. Simply log in and begin tracking how many miles you bike
or walk every day. If you can recall mileage back to December, all
the better. So far, Pittsburgh has logged in about 12,500 car-free miles.
"The calculator is a form of civic engagement,"
says Fineberg. "It's really about reducing the number of single occupant trips.
The numbers will become more and more stunning as more people
National Bike to Work Day is part of Pittsburgh's GreatOutdoors Week. It also kicks off Car-Free Fridays, which are held throughout
the summer. Those who use the calculator
on a regular basis will be eligible for prizes along the way.
Other events will include the CEO Bikepool Challenge, a
light breakfast at participating Hydration Stations and an after work party
ride with Flock of Cycles.
"More than anything else, Bike PGH has grown in its
identity as a regional initiative," Fineberg adds. "It's not just a
biking initiative, we are championing all alternative options."
Writer: Deb Smit
Source: Lou Fineberg, Bike PGH