UNH Celebrates Seacoast Bike and Walk to Work Day May 15
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau
May 7, 2003
DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire Office of Sustainability
Programs and Transportation Services will join Seacoast Area Bicycle Routes
(SABR) and other communities May 15, 2003, to celebrate the NH Seacoast
Bike and Walk to Work Day.
UNH will host a Commuter Breakfast Station in the courtyard of Dimond
Library from 7 to 9 a.m. Project partners SABR, UNH Transportation Services
and the Office of Sustainability Programs will be joined by the UNH Cycling
Team at the UNH station to greet commuters and provide free breakfast
and educational materials. Each biker or walker can sign up to win bicycle
accessories provided by local businesses.
For those whose commute is too long to do entirely by bicycle, most UNH
Wildcat Transit buses are equipped with user friendly bike racks that
will get riders part of the way -- or take them home if they want to ride
Across the nation, communities are holding events in recognition of May
12-16 as the National Bike-to-Work Week by the League of American Bicyclists.
Throughout the New Hampshire seacoast community, cyclists and walkers
can stop at six centrally located Commuter Breakfast Stations in Portsmouth,
Exeter, Dover and Stratham.
UNH celebrates the Seacoast Bike and Walk to Work Day as part of Alternative
Transportation Day programming which is held throughout the year to encourage
participation in and raise awareness about the variety of transportation
services available at UNH. Alternative Transportation Days are an educational
program of OSP's Climate
The transportation services, including car and van pooling, bicycle programs
and bus services are alternative transportation options guided by Transportation
Demand Management (TDM) principles, provided at UNH through Transportation
TDM is a systemic effort to increase transportation options and access
while reducing dependence on single occupancy vehicles. The benefits of
TDM are the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and congestion.
For more information, contact Leigh Dunkelberger, UNH Office of Sustainability
Programs at 603-862-5039 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the
NH Seacoast Bike and Walk to Work Day website at http://www.seacoastbikes.org.
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