Bike2Work – time to register your team

Teams cycle to work at CERN’s Meyrin site in June, as part of Bike2Work 2016. (Image: Sophia Bennett/CERN)

Commuting to work by bike is getting more and more popular, and the preparations for Bike2Work 2017 are well underway – already some 50 CERN teams have signed up.  

Last year’s big Mobility achievement was the new bike path from Meyrin to Prevessin - which was inaugurated on 14 October 2016. The inauguration was attended by representatives from Prévessin and Saint-Genis-Pouilly, CERN and the département de l’Ain, all of whom contributed to the funding of the project. Martin Steinacher, CERN Director for Finance and Human Resources said: “With this project, we are on the right track, or rather on the right [bike] path, to improve mobility in the Pays de Gex.”

In the next two weeks, we hope you and your colleagues will sign up for the annual Bike2Work campaign that will run until the end of June.  According to numbers from the Geneva authorities from 2010, 45% of ‘motorized’ journeys were under 5km, so if you find yourself in this group, you have no excuse. Sign-up a team this week.

To see how best to get to work - see the APIcy’s great online map.

Lastly, please remember to be vigilant. If you are involved in an accident or near-miss at work or on your way to/from work, per CERN Safety Code A2 please remember to fill out an internal accident report on EDH.

Ride responsibly and stay safe.