Leggett Proclaims May 18 as Bike to Work Day in Montgomery County; Residents Invited to Celebrate at 13 County Sites
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has proclaimed May 18 as Bike to Work Day in Montgomery County, joining jurisdictions nationwide in the annual celebration to encourage bicycle commuting. Bike commuting not only has exercise benefits, it also is an effective way to improve air quality, reduce traffic congestion and noise, and conserve energy. For most trips of less than five miles, commuting by bicycle may take about the same amount of time as traditional transportation options. For longer trips, riders can combine Ride On, which has bike racks on the front of all buses, with bicycle commuting.
“I encourage residents and employees to give bicycle commuting a try, and for those who are already using this alternative transportation, I commend you for your contributions to the health and welfare of our community,” said Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett. “Through our bicycle and pedestrian safety programs, we are creating a safer environment f ...more