Friday, June 7, 2013

Results from Federal Bike to Work Challenge #bikedc

During Bike to Work Month, 164 federal agency teams across the United States competed in the Federal Bike to Work Challenge. Federal agencies formed teams of 4 to 10 riders, and were ranked on the number of trips they made to work, the miles they rode, and the percentage of their commutes that were by bike. 

Below is an embedded spreadsheet with unofficial results of the competition.  The cumulative rank was produced by ranking each individual criteria (trips, miles ridden, percent of commutes that were by bike).  Those three different rankings were then added with resulting in a cumulative score; agency with the lowest cumulative score was the first place agency.  I added geographic information so that agencies could compare their results with other local teams (however this was almost entirely a guess as most teams pages did not include geographic information - Washington, D.C. based teams were ranked as a group).  Amendments, comments and revisions to the information on the spreadsheet are most welcome.

Biking to work is an excellent means of transportation.  It saves you money; it makes you healthy; it helps save the environment; and it can even save you time.  More than that, people who bicycle to work say they love their commute! In addition, biking to work advances the goals of Executive Order 13514 which calls on federal agencies to set ambitious but achievable greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions targets for their operations, resulting in a government-wide goal to reduce emissions by 28 percent before 2020.  See The Inter-Agency Task Force for Bicycling and Active Transportation's report  Implementing a Successful Bicycle and Active Commuting Program in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your efforts. Please email me; I'd be interested in talking with you about your efforts and may be able to help out with understanding what additional data might be available. I also wonder if you have contacted any of the teams to congratulate them on their achievements.

    Max Sevareid
    USDOT Federal Bike-To-Work Challenge League Captain