Tag: commuting

Commuters take to bikes to avoid “Seattle Squeeze”

Automatic bicycle counters on the Spokane Street Bridge below the West Seattle Bridge are showing a spike in bike traffic since the closure of the Highway 99 Viaduct last week.

The rate of bicyclists opting for two wheels to get from West Seattle to downtown has jumped to numbers equal to typical spring and fall …

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Say goodbye to bicycle commuter tax benefit; thanks GOP

In the rush to give huge tax cuts to corporations, the Senate and House conference committee has removed a small tax benefit for those who regularly commute by bicycle.

Passed in 2008, the Bicycle Commuter Act enabled any employer to provide a reimbursement of up to $20 per month for expenses incurred by an employee …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2017/12/18/say-goodbye-to-bicycle-commuter-tax-benefit-thanks-gop/

Bicycle Benefits: You deserve a reward for riding your bike

Need a little more encouragement to commute or run an errand on your bicycle?

What if you could get a 10% or 15% discount off breakfast at the local cafe or coffee shop, a free banana with your groceries or an energy bar with your purchase at a bike shop?

I stumbled across just such …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/10/01/bicycle-benefits-you-deserve-a-reward-for-riding-your-bike/

The top 10 cities for bicycle commuting; how 70 biggest cities rank

More Americans than ever are saying that they commute to work by bicycle, according to recently released figures from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Shirtsleeve weather for Bike to Work DayAlthough the percentage is still low — 0.64% of all commuters in 2012 — the rate represents a 9.6% increase in just one year and a 50% increase if you go all the way back to 1990.

That 0.64% represents 864,883 bike commuters in 2012.

Policy makers, especially those in the top bicycle-commuting cities, should consider this when they appropriate money …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2013/09/26/the-top-10-cities-for-bicycle-commuting-how-70-biggest-cities-fare/