07 Feb Folding Bikes and Public Transit – The Perfect Match
Fold N Go program in Pasadena, California encourages multi-modal commuting
The World and attitudes towards transport are slowly changing; less and less young people in America are bothering to get their driving license as populations migrate back towards urban areas. Whether this is to do with a growing concern for the environment, for a healthier bank balance, or more commonly, for both, we heartily support the change. AAA figures reported that the average cost of owning and operating a car in 2012 was $8,946 per year. Ouch. Couple this with the fact that the average person will lose 13 pounds in their first year of riding a bike to work and this shift begins to make a whole lot of sense.
This week we’re looking at one program helping to facilitate this move towards a greener commute. If you live, work or study in Pasadena you can claim a juicy $220 off a Dahon folding bike. Sounds too good to be true? In fact, the program benefits everyone involved and is additionally supported by The City of Pasadena and the city Metro. All you have to do is commit to riding your folding bicycle to connect with transit at least twice a week. The perks don’t stop there – if you’re the rider with the most check-ins on Facebook you could win such great prizes as a shiny new helmet or a $50 gift card for InCycle, exclusive retailer for the program. Calstart launched the FoldNGo scheme towards the end of last year and has already sold over 150 bicycles. The discount program is scheduled to run until October 2014, or until the magic number of 600 bikes has been sold. If the current trend of popularity continues, better sign up quickly!
Got a public transport program in your area we can help you to promote, or interested in setting one up? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.