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ALL PHOTOS CREDITED TO MELBA HINOJOSA

LEAGUE CYCLING
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPS
SACRAMENTO BIKESHARE
FOR STATE EMPLOYEES
JEFFERY ROSENHALL, (LCI
#2312), SACRAMENTO, CA

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n 2007, staff at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had
a novel idea that has finally become
a two-wheeled reality. We were tracking Silicon Valley employers that had
begun providing simple bicycles shared
between employees to navigate their
large campuses. Tech and aerospace giants like Google and Lockheed Martin had these fleets, and we wanted the
same thing at our Sacramento campus.
As one of the early promoters and now
implementers of the concept I remember thinking, "Hey, this makes sense for
getting around downtown Sacramento,
too, with all of our sister government
agencies nearby."
So what exactly have government employees cooked up in Sacramento that
could have implications for other government employees nationwide? Bicycles, free to employees for day use, and
ideal for active transport to meetings,
personal errands, or just to get some
exercise in the middle of the work day.
So what's the big deal and how does this
concept differ from the citywide bikeshare programs that are already in and
coming to many large U.S. cities?
Sacramento, with its pancake-flat terrain and relatively mild weather is quite
amenable to bicycling. Local bike advo-


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