EH&S Bicycle Program

EH&S Bicycle Program

Project Leads: Greg Haet and Tim Pine

Project Sponsor: Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)

TGIF Grant: $1,450

Project Theme: Transportation & Urban Development

Application Submission

Project Description: The Office of Environment, Health & Safety initiated a departmental fleet bike program over ten year ago for our 70+ staff to have access to bicycles while at work. The program has been generally successful, with a number of staff using the bikes. Over time, we have realized that the bikes needs to be replaced with newer models with better gearing for hilly terrain, and a size and configuration what works better for more office staff. This grant will allow us to purchase new equipment to enhance our fleet bike program and provide incentives, such as helmets, for office staff. Implementation of this project will reduce reliance on office fleet vehicles, and potentially, allow our office to downsize the number of motor vehicles in its fleet.

Project Goals:

  1. Reduce reliance on fleet motor vehicles
  2. Encourage bike use as means of everyday workplace transportation
  3. Offset carbon impacts related to motor vehicle use
  4. Implement a routine bicycle maintenance program