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Would you bike to work?

This week is Bike to Work Week, an annual event devoted to the notion that commuters ought to switch from four wheels to two. This year, it comes as miles of bike lanes are being added in the District and throughout the region and the nation. Thousands of Washington residents are expected to make the switch Friday for Bike to Work Day. Read the full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  May 20, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Yes. I bike 14 miles a day round-trip to work, every day. I can because I live next to the W&OD and I only have to hit surface streets for about two miles out of those 14. Bike trails mean quiet, peaceful riding away from traffic and stress as opposed to on-street bike paths which are good and necessary but are far inferior for commuting.

Thank goodness we had the foresight in the past to build the fine network of trails we have in Northern Virginia and continue to build more. Try them out: we are blessed.

Posted by: joebanks | May 20, 2010 2:44 PM

I bike to work once or twice a week from the MD side of the WW bridge (Oxon Hill P&R) to Crystal City. I wish Maryland would do more for cyclists by enhancing bike lanes on surface roads and building more trails. Since the WW bridge now has a bike lane, it would be great to ride the entire distance from home, but it's not safe on some of the roads I would need to travel. VA has it going on with bike lanes and trails.

Posted by: nell7285 | May 20, 2010 4:27 PM

I would if I could, but Harpers Ferry to Fairfax is a bit much. I'd love to use a train, bus or even carpool but the options are there.

Posted by: rcfoster | May 20, 2010 4:32 PM

I bike to work when the kids aren't in school. (I drop them off on the way to work during the school year.) The distance is about 5 miles -- and about the same amount of time it takes to get between work/home in the car due to traffic.

There aren't shower facilities available in my office, so I take it easy on the way to work. A quick wipe with a baby wipe and I'm good to go for the day.

I wish more people in this country would use their bikes as modes of transportation vs. solely as recreation (or not at all). We'd be doing ALL of us a favor if more of us would get out of the car and ride.

Posted by: SamFelis | May 21, 2010 11:22 AM

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