Workers across the world are being encouraged to commute on two wheels on Monday June 19 for Ride to Work Day 2017.
Now in its 26th year, the event aims to raise public and government awareness of the positive value of riding motorcycles or scooters to work.
“Motorcycles and scooters take up less space in parking areas and on roads. And there’s a lower footprint. Riders seek recognition for this form of personal mobility, and government and public awareness of the many benefits,” said Andy Goldfine, community Ride to Work Day organizer.
Over 100 American cities formally recognize Ride to Work Day by proclamation, and rider clubs around the world encourage their members to participate in this annual demonstration.
According to the Ride to Work non-profit organization, for hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers, riding is a socially beneficial form of transportation which provides a broad range of other public benefits. According to the United States Census Bureau and the Department of Transportation, over eighty million cars and light trucks are used every day for commuting, and only about 200,000 motorcycles and scooters are a regular part of this mix. On June 19 the practical side of motorcycling and scootering becomes more visible as a higher percentage of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters replace automobiles.
For more information on Ride to Work Day 2017 visit www.ridetowork.org.