Bike to Work
Green Tip of the Month: Bike to Work
A win-win for you and Mother Nature
Biking to work doesn’t just save you gas and subway fare, it also burns calories and improves your cardiovascular health — just three hours of biking per week can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke by 50%. And the planet benefi ts too, with less traffic congestion and pollution.
Play it safe
Reduce your chances of having an accident: ride in the street (not on the sidewalk), go with traffi c and stop at red lights and stop signs. Use bike lanes when possible, wear a helmet and make sure your bike has a bell, a white headlight and a red taillight. Get regular tune-ups — Ciel Bicycle Store, right near campus on E. 65th Street and 1st Avenue, does them for $65.
Rockefeller is bike-friendly
This spring, the university is rolling out new bike racks across campus and two stations with tools and air pumps — one at each end of campus. In the meantime, visit rockefeller.edu/about/bikeracks for a list of current racks. Be sure to register your bike at the Founder’s Hall security desk.
Did You Know?
May 16 is New York’s Bike to Work Day. Stop by one of the fueling stations at the East River bridges (the closest one is the Queens side of the Queensboro Bridge), where sponsors will be handing out free coffee, granola bars, bike lights and more. Plus, the Bike Home from Work Party takes place that night in DUMBO. Check out bikenyc.org for more