With gas prices ever on the rise, people living farther from the workplace, and traffic conditions worsening by the week, the daily commute is increasingly having an impact on our wallets, our lifestyles, as well as the global climate change. At Boston Green Building, we always encourage employees to improve their commute while decreasing their carbon footprint, which is why we thought we would give a shout out to one of our employees who commutes to work by bike everyday.
If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of the map below, you may have actually noticed the BGB inspired bike, colored black, white and green, zip by or at rest at a stop light. His commute highlighted in blue on the map, starts in Malden and ends up at our shop in Allston. The whole takes him about the same time as it used to take him to drive, but instead of burning fuel, he is burning calories. The fixed gear bike was purchased and customized by Big Shot Bikes, and took about 20 minutes to assemble. Some of the renewable energy sites located along his route are: the two windmills at Harvard, the Museum of Science’s windmill & solar array, and the large solar array located on the projects across from Bunker Hill College. Commuting to the office by bike is just another example of how BGB is committed to supporting a more sustainable lifestyle.