Fri, Jan 13
Michael C. Does the Math on Biking to Work
Michael C. is an Engineer at Digital Globe. In May of 2016, leading up to Bike to Work Day, Smart Commute interviewed Michael about his bike commute to work.
I figure if I ride my bike six miles each day, I save 10 to 30 dollars a week. That’s $500 to $1500 a year savings.
Smart Commute: What does your typical commute look like?
Michael C: I live pretty close to where I work in Longmont, and so I bike to work. It usually takes me twelve minutes to bike the three-mile trip to work.
SC: How long have you been biking to work?
MC: I started biking to work about 12 years ago.
SC: What do you value about your bike commute?
MC: I’m an Engineer and I appreciate efficiency. Riding my bike to work allows me to get some exercise and save money at the same time. I sometimes wish my commute was longer so I could get more exercise. My ride is short enough that I don’t have to worry about getting sweaty.
Depending upon what type of vehicle you drive, it costs between 30 to 100 cents a mile to drive your car/truck to work. I figure if I ride my bike six miles each day, I save 10 to 30 dollars a week. That’s 500 to 1500 dollars a year savings. It’s also nice not to be trapped inside a car. You get to notice more of the sights, smells and sounds of the world around you. I’m lucky to live in Longmont. My commute allows me to utilize the great bike paths around Longmont. Most of my commute is on bike paths.