New signage shows cyclists the way
An important part of getting more people to ride their bicycle is taking steps to make the streets safe for all users. We worked closely with the Planning Commission, Streets Department, and Mayor's Office of Transportation and Utilities to install 300 street signs to help cyclists to get to their destination. Signs marked the way to major destinations, off-street trails and parks.
City employees ride Septa to work
March 2012 marks two years since the promotion of the Wage Works Transit benefits program. This program incentivizes City employees to use public transportation to get to work. Studies show that 30% of public transit riders get their weekly recommended amount of physical activity from walking to their transit stops and end destinations. Taking public transportation to work helps to easily add physical activity into everyday life. In March 2010, the program had 1326 active members.
Through simple promotional efforts, such as flyering and tabling, participation increased by 40% with 530 new members by March 2012! An additional 69 people participated for one month or more during the past two years. Promotion of the program will continue in the hopes that more city employees participate.