In honor of Earth Day, Environmental Program Director Bikes to Work

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Earth Day - Bike Commute

What have you done to commemorate Earth Day 2014?

To acknowledge Earth Day 2014 Antoinette WinklerPrins, Program Director for the Environmental Programs here at AAP, biked to work at the Johns Hopkins Washington, DC Center campus from her home in Arlington, VA. An avid bicyclist, she usually uses a mixture of bike and public transit to commute, but has discovered that biking the 5 miles between home and work takes about as long as the commute by Metro (or less if there are Metro delays!), and it just feels good both from an exercise and environmental perspective.

Arlington and DC have impressive systems of bike trails and routes which means that as a bicyclist you can avoid most heavily trafficked roads. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association has a wealth of information on their website to help plan your commute to work or class, from a mobile app to downloadable trail maps.

Give bike commuting a try! Join Antoinette’s pledge to ride to work or class once per week, pending dry weather.