Argonne’s Bike Share program provides an alternative to automobile use for travel around the laboratory site and it promotes sustainability and wellness in the workplace. The program offers bicycles at various locations throughout Argonne’s campus. Bikes are available from early spring until early autumn, weather permitting.
Bikes and helmets were paid for with funds received for recycled materials through the lab’s Pollution Prevention Program and from Argonne’s participation in energy-saving programs with ComEd.
Bike Share bicycles will be deployed on Argonne’s site during the week of March 16, 2015. Last year’s bikes have been tuned up and are ready to go thanks to FMS Garage Specialist Brian Zook.
The Bike Share Program provides free bicycles for employee use on Argonne’s campus. The bikes provide a fun, sustainable and healthy way to travel around campus.
Bikes must stay within the laboratory boundaries—no forays into the surrounding forest preserve, please.
Employees must complete online training course ESH561 – Bicycle Safety before using the Bike Share bikes. Free helmets are issued to employees after the completion of the course. To receive your helmet, print a certificate of completion at the end of the online course and bring it to Building 046, Room 125 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Employees will receive one bike helmet only. It is the employee’s responsibility to replace lost or damaged helmets.
Check out this bike video from Environmental Engineer Gregg Kulma (FMS) and Facilities Engineer Tad Jesionowski (FMS). The video provides a set of tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable ride on Argonne’s Bike Share bikes. When you go to ride, remember to do a pre-ride bike check, wear your helmet and follow the Illinois Rules of the Road at all times.