NHH to become bike-friendly

Bicycle friendly work place
By Astri Kamsvåg

25 September 2019 10:49

NHH to become bike-friendly

What does it take for you to cycle to work? NHH wants to find out. The Working Environment Committee (AMU) and the Norwegian Cyclists’ Association will map how NHH staff get to and from work. This week, you will receive an email with a link to a survey.

Klas Rønning
Klas Rønning

The Working Environment Committee is joining forces with the Norwegian Cyclists’ Association to map our travel patterns and find out what it takes to make more of us cycle to work, and which facilitation factors we find important.

In order to get more people to choose cycling, NHH wants to create an attractive, functional, safe and universally designed system. For those of us cycling to and from work, it is important to have access to good shower facilities, safe bike parking and accessibility.

Ingeborg Korme
Ingeborg Korme

We know that cycling to and from work is good for the environment, provides significant health benefits in relation to driving or taking public transport, and leads to a decrease in sick leave and improved well-being.

THE STAFF'S HEALTH IS IMPORTANT

There are several advantages to be gained from being a certified ‘Bicycle-friendly workplace’. It is, first and foremost, a clear signal that NHH’s management takes the staff’s health and well-being seriously.

Eli Winther
Eli Winther

Employers that make it easier for their staff to cycle to work boast less sickness absence, often an improved social environment among the staff, at the same time as they take part in the work to achieve national climate targets.

Cycling is an alternative to cars and contributes to reducing CO2 emissions, reducing emissions of microplastic, in addition to contributing to better quality of the urban environment and less air pollution.

The results from the survey and mapping will conclude in a report with concrete recommendations and advice on measures that NHH can implement in order to get more staff to cycle to work.

The aim is that NHH will be certified as a 'bike-friendly workplace'. 

THE WORKING GROUP

The Working Environment Committee has established a working group that will look at the use of bikes at NHH and bike parking.

The group consists of

The Working Environment Committee is also looking into physical activity and exercise during working hours for staff.  

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