Does Your Commuter Bike have a Name?

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Does Your Commuter Bike have a Name?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 4:30pm

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How many short trips do you make by car daily?  Think about it…maybe a quick jaunt to pick up some milk or items for dinner.  Run to the post office?  Drop off kids at sports practice?  Approximately 40% of all trips in the US are two miles or less.  Considering that each trip in the car is contributing to issues of the environment, an alternative solution is bike commuting.  

Cycling is part of a sustainable lifestyle, is alternative transportation, helps the environment, and also raises eco awareness.   It seems that most people think of bikes as recreation but in our sustainability consulting with business and individuals, we encourage employers and workers to consider cycling as alternative transportation as well as part of a sustainable business strategy. 
 
Not sure if bike commuting is for you?  Well, now that fall is approaching with cooler temperatures, now is the best time to find out.  Those living a sustainable lifestyle and bike commuting do enjoy fringe benefits.
 
In fact, you can get paid to bike to work.  Your two wheels are now recognized by the IRS as a “qualified transportation fringe benefit” which means that the costs (up to $20/month, $240/year) associated with riding your bike is eligible for reimbursement.  Click here to continue reading.
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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