SPRINGFIELD – Steve Raper of the Springfield Bicycle Club said his organization encourages residents to get out and get active.
“It’s kind of the kick off to get everybody in that groove and mode of seeking alternative transportation,” said Raper. “And, maybe even stepping out of their comfort zone and riding to work.”
It’s all part of Springfield’s Bike Walk and Wheel Week.
The week promotes using active modes of transportation.
Matt Crawford of Transit Services said the city is also a part of this initiative.
“We want to let residents know there are other modes of transportation,” said Crawford. “We participate in walking, we participate in biking and then seeing transit as an alternate form of transportation to get to work and get to place of activity.”
Crawford said anyone who bikes to the transit system can ride for free this week.
Transit drivers are also encouraged to get active.
“It’s hard for them to come before work or after work, but during work to get them walking around this platform,” said Crawford. “To get active or to also walk at the end of their shift maybe to our office before they check out for the day.”
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