Bicycle commuting is good business for you and your employees. It reduces the number of automobile trips to and from work while promoting clean air, easing congestion and creating more livable communities.

Creating a "Friendly Facility" is a step towards encouraging your employees to commute by bicycle. Your facility should include showers, lockers, covered-secure bike parking, and safety information. Providing a flexible work schedule and a guaranteed ride home program are other great ways to make cycling easier for your employees.

Every UTA bus is equipped with a bicycle rack and bicycles are allowed on the TRAX trains. Employees can bicycle to the bus stop, TRAX station, or park and ride and combine the benefits of cycling with the convenience of transit.

As you encourage employees to commute by bicycle, several important rules of the road should be followed.

  1. Always wear a helmet.
  2. Always ride with the direction of traffic.
  3. Obey all traffic signs and signals.
  4. Yield to pedestrians, especially if riding on side walks (not legal in the central business district in Salt Lake City.)
  5. Use the correct signals.

Many cities have detailed bicycle maps showing the best cycling routes.

Bicycle commuting is a great way to get to work. Its efficient, enjoyable, economical, healthy, and its good for the environment.