Weekly Democratic Radio Address:
"Celebrating Bike to Work Week"


MADISON – Today, Senator Chris Larson offered the following Democratic Weekly Radio address regarding Bike to Work Week.

“Did you know that active employees are more alert, need fewer sick days, and are more productive? And that’s not all, in addition to being beneficial to your heath, biking is also great for reducing your carbon footprint, reducing traffic congestion, and saving you money." - Sen. Chris Larson

The audio file of this week’s address can be found here:
http://media2.legis.wisconsin.gov/multimedia/Sen07/larsonradio5.12.16.mp3 

A written transcript of the address is below: 

“Hello. This is Senator Chris Larson. Next week, we celebrate National Bike to Work Week. Bike to Work Week is a great way to get active and exercise without having to find extra time to work out. More than half of the U.S. population actually lives within five miles of their workplace, making biking a practical and fun way to get to work. 

“Did you know that active employees are more alert, need fewer sick days, and are more productive? And that’s not all, in addition to being beneficial to your heath, biking is also great for reducing your carbon footprint, reducing traffic congestion, and saving you money. 

“With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder that the number of bicyclists in the U.S. is growing rapidly from coast-to-coast. In fact, Wisconsin currently ranks 14th in the nation in the number of employees who commute to work. I encourage you to get involved in celebrating the many reasons we ride by biking to work May 16 to May 20.

“In addition to Bike to Work Week, the entire month of May is dedicated as National Bike Month. With spring in full bloom and summer at our doorstep, National Bike Month is a great time to get out and explore Wisconsin. Hope to see you on the bike path! Thank you.”