Employee bike-share program coming to San Francisco International Airport
To help promote staff wellness and fitness in the workplace, San Francisco Airport Commission has authorized the San Francisco International Airport to implement a pilot project to create and evaluate a bicycle-sharing system to be used by commission employees.
In a media release issued July 17, Michael McCarron, director of the community-affairs bureau at the commission, stated that, under the commission’s direction, the airport authority will contract with Social Bicycles, Inc. to implement the project in accordance with city and county bylaws.
“For the past several years, San Francisco International Airport has been actively promoting wellness, as well as environmental stewardship among its employees,” said airport director John Martin. “With the creation of this pilot program, SFO will combine the two efforts and provide employees not only with an environmentally friendly mode of transportation around the airport but also one that improves the physical well-being of those who participate.”
The proposed employee bicycle-sharing system will be owned by the airport and free of charge to all commission employees, according to McCarron. Employees will be required to register and take a bicycle safety class before they can participate in the program. “Stations” will be located throughout the airport’s campus in order to help “facilitate easy access and encourage system use”, he added.
“All bicycles will have GPS, allowing them to be tracked in real-time, and the system’s program will also calculate calories burned and carbon saved.”
To the attention of Larry Berg, president and CEO of the Vancouver International Airport Authority: you've got trains (Canada Line) and you've got planes, now how about a litlle Lycra?