Bicycling to Work – Is it a Viable Option for the Greater Danbury Area?
The Housatonic Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) is promoting more pedaling and less driving to work. HART is trying to change the perception that Danbury isn't a safe place for bicycle commuting and/or riding.
When Mindy and I lived in Rochester, NY, we biked everywhere because we lived right in the middle of the city. If you live in Danbury and work in Danbury, biking to work is a viable commuting option. If you live in Danbury and commute to Wilton or Stamford, "maybe" not so much.
HART employees set up tables this past week at the Pulse Point bus stop on Kennedy Avenue to give out free pamphlets and bumper stickers about biking and public transportation.
Maybe you live in Danbury, but work in New Milford or Norwalk ... no problem. Most city buses will allow you to take your bike right on the bus. Many of the major cities in the United States have gotten onboard with bicycle commuting offering exclusive bike lanes for commuters.
According to USA Today, the top five bicycle friendly cities are, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland (Oregon), and Washington D.C.
You've got to love the advantages ... the benefits of exercise, save money on gas, less wear and tear on your car, and lower car insurance.
Maybe if you biked to work you wouldn't feel guilty about the roast beef grinder you had for lunch. What do you think? Is it worth a try?