Have you ever tried to ride your bike to work in the summer? If you’re like me — or Jim from the office — you may have arrived at work covered in sweat:
The Atlantic Cities recently tackled this problem, pointing out that it might be helpful for employers to provide showers for employees. The article notes that showers are frequently overlooked, but make a big difference. The article also calls on cities to think about how cyclists behave after they reach their destinations:
Bicycle commuting is a complex behavior that needs multiple layers of policy encouragement to thrive. Cities that aim to increase their share of cyclists have taken a good first step in creating the infrastructure that gets them from their home to their office. Those that wish to do more should consider measures that get bike riders from their office to their desk.
Provo is a particularly good place for some sort of “policy encouragement” along these lines because while it’s warm in the summer, it’s not prohibitively hot as it is in places like Arizona. The result is that more people in Provo could bike if there were better amenities at their workplaces.