It is now common knowledge that employees who are healthy and active are far more productive at work than their sedentary colleagues. With cycle commuting a low-impact, time efficient way to increase physical activity, investing in your cycling facilities for your staff may be the best investment your workplace makes:

  • Increase workforce productivity
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Raise the health, moral and enthusiasm
  • Decrease lifestyle-related disorders
  • Improve your profile with potential employees

Further benefits to the workplace are:

  • Decreased traffic congestion around the workplace. Fostering cycling in the workplace is a way of promoting your organisation as an employee-friendly workplace that takes the environment seriously. Cycling just 10km each way to work instead of driving saves 1.3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year (Bicycle Network Australia).
  • Decreased need for parking spaces as 10 bicycles can be parked in one car space. This can save hundreds of thousands of dollars as $25,000 to $30,000 is the average cost of building one car space in a multi-level complex.
  • Reduce car fleet, taxi and petrol costs to the workplace.

And all these benefits can come at a cost your  cost your organisation that is less than a typical worker in Civic pays out every year on parking.


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