Commuting by bike
- Map out a biking or walking route and try it on a weekend.
- Learn the rules of the road. Wait at stop signs, obey traffic signals. On the street, cycle in the same direction as other traffic and ride predictably.
- Gear up for safety and comfort.Be visible Wear light-colored or reflective clothing, and dress for the weather. Cyclists of all ages need a helmet at all times, and lights and reflectors in darkness. Choose comfortable shoes for walking.
- Count your steps and calories burned to track your progress and get some extra motivation. Many devices are available to track your steps and weekly progress. Healthy Incentives has partnered with Best Buy for Business to offer a special discounted rate on FitBit devices for King County employees.
Bicycling is a great way to get to work and can reduce stress and anxiety. Bicycling also provides numerous health benefits, such as:
- Reducing blood cholesterol and blood pressure,
- Increasing cardiovascular endurance and bone strength, and
- Burning calories and keeping weight down.
For more ideas to improve your overall health and well-being, visit King County Employee Health Matters.
Lockers and showers
Need a place to shower or change after an invigorating bike ride to work? Many King County work sites have lockers and showers available. Contact your Employee Transportation Program Manager (info at right) for more information.
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Special incentive program for King County employees who bike to work
The King County Employee Transportation Program has a special incentive program for county employees who carpool, bike, or walk to worksites outside downtown Seattle.
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