There are many opportunities to get your workplace involved in the Ride2Work program and help improve end-of-trip facilities.
Businesses that encourage staff to cycle to work benefit from increased productivity as a result of improved fitness and mental health.
Staff who cycle are more punctual and take less sick days due to improved health. Absenteeism can be reduced by up to 80% by encouraging cycling to work [i]
Organisations profit from their investment in cycling strategies. The UK Traffic Advisory Unit found that organisations that implemented cycling strategies received a return of between $1.33 and $6.50 for every $1 spent in cycle promotion, resulting from increased productivity [ii]
Starting a Workplace BUG or Bicycle User Group is a great way to help lift the profile of cycling in the workplace and develop a real team environment. If you’re thinking of getting the cyclists together in your workplace, take a look at the Workplace BUG Guide.
Teaming together as a BUG also aids in campaigning for change within your workplace. This could be better end-of-trip facilities such as bike parking, lockers or showers.
Maybe you already have an email list or corporate cycling team but you’ve never called your group a BUG before. Now is the time to make it official. We encourage you to register your new BUG today. It only takes two minutes and there is no cost involved to join the growing list of Workplace BUGs.
By making your BUG known to Bicycle Network Victoria we can stay in contact with you and make resources available to you.
Download a copy of Bicycle Network’s Workplace BUG Guide
[i] [ii] Travel Smart Australia, www. travelsmart.gov.au, Travel Smart Employers Kit, 2003