Get in gear during your commute!

You’ve spoken, and the County heard you. In addition to the improvements made at King Street Center last year, Facilities Management Division and Healthy Incentives have joined together to make improvements to the cyclist accommodations at the Chinook Building; they are installing additional lockers.

bike_loading2For the commuters among us who have been considering cycling to work, there are many ways the County supports you – regardless of your particular work site location! Many County facilities accommodate cyclists with bike parking areas, lockers and showers. If you don’t feel like pedaling the entire way, King County Metro Buses and Vanpools can carry you and your bike. You can also visit Metro online to learn more about the many Metro and Sound Transit bike racks and lockers at transit facilities and Park & Rides throughout the County.

If you have concerns about safety and reliability, the County web site provides information on bicycle safety and other bike resources (including maintenance and repair).

Need a little healthy incentive? Biking is one of the commuting methods that qualify for either REI® or Union 76® gift cards! The cards are worth $20, $40 or $60 dollars – depending on the number of months you qualify each quarter.

For more information about cyclist resources in your facility, contact your HR representative. For more information about commuting options, and to obtain a Carpool, Bike & Walk Incentive Program registration form, contact Employee Transportation Program Manager Hossein Barahimi, 206-477-5853 or ETP@KingCounty.gov.