The benefits of bikes

How NAIT encourages staff to ride to work.

“I cycle at least four times a week and it’s the best part of my day,” says Colin Ruthven, Steel Construction and Hoisting department head. In addition to reducing his carbon footprint, Ruthven enjoys the mental and physical benefits of biking to work. “I’m in the best shape of my life.” NAIT has made an effort to support staff members like him who ride to work by offering secure storage, a repair station, showers and change rooms. A quarter of the polytechnic’s 2,800 staff members cycle to work at least once a week.

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