Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 10

by Linda Hubbard on May 9, 2012

Most local schools will be participating in the 18th annual Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 10, sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, which notes that 40% of Bay Area commuters live within just five miles of their workplace.

“If every person living this close to their workplace ditched their cars on Bike to Work Day alone, more than 60,000 vehicles would be off the road, reducing tailpipe emissions by more than 150,000 pounds, SVBC notes on its website. “What’s more, the large turnout each year makes such a visible presence of bicyclists that motorists actually take notice, slow down, and make room. Everyone’s commute is improved when people take to the streets on bikes.”

There will be nine Energizer Stations in Menlo Park, offering encouragement, food and goodies. They’ll also be distributing a free Bike to Work Day bag filled with tips on safety and bicycling information.

The City of Menlo Park is hosting five Energizer stations at:

  • Bike Bridge at Willow Place
  • Northbound Caltrain station platform
  • Southbound Caltain station platform
  • Bike Bridge at Piece Rd and Rigwood Ave.
  • Bike Bridge at San Mateo Dr. adjacent to San Francisquito Creek

Local organizations are hosting four more Energizer stations at:

  • 2400 Sand Hill Rd & Saga Lane(hosted by SLAC)
  • SRI – 333 Ravenswood Ave.(hosted by SRI)
  • Bayfront Expy at Willow Rd (hosted by Facebook)
  • 4100 Bohannon Dr.near Community Classroom entrance, facing 101 (hosted by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital)

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