Biking and walking to work are great ways to reclaim your day. Not only will you be saving money, you’ll also be getting exercise.
- If it’s been awhile since you’ve ridden your bike, there are some essential first steps before heading out on your first bike commute. These first steps include tuning up your bike, planning an effective route and familiarizing yourself with Florida’s bicycle traffic regulations (Florida Statute 316.2065).
- Many resources are available to help prepare you for your bike commute. One resource is Cycling Savvy, a three-part course on traffic cycling safety.
- reThink offers a one-hour Cycling Savvy “Lite” course at worksites. Interested in scheduling an on-site course at your workplace? Send us an email or call today.
- Depending on your distance to work, walking can be a great option for your commute. Comfortable shoes and a shower/locker room at work will make walking more feasible, especially in the Florida heat.
- Your safety is always the most important aspect of commuting to work. Get familiar with Florida Statute 316.130, which outlines pedestrian traffic regulations.
- Important walking law tips: If there’s a sidewalk, you should use it. If there’s no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
- Want to learn more? Invite us to your worksite for a WalkWise course.
- In the meantime, check out WalkWiseFlorida.com and iYield4Peds.org.
Bikes on buses – and trains!
Have you thought about riding the bus to work if only the bus stops were a little closer? Riding your bike is a great way to close the distance between your home and the bus stop. Plus, Central Florida fixed-route buses have bike racks, so you can bring your bike with you. You can bring your bike on SunRail, too.