Anyone work for a company that has any bicycle commuting incentives? I'd love to hear some examples of successful ones.
Anyone ever have a hand in successfully devoloping one that was actually implemented?
If there are threads around here which document such things, I'd be happy if people pointed them out to me. A couple of different searches didn't seem to yield much... but I haven't really looked into it overly much at this point.
Recently, and for the first time in my life, I hired on to a larger company with all kinds of fringe benefits. One is commuter incentives--reimbursement for motor vehicle transit via public transport and car parking fees. They recently also introduced a Wellness Reimbursement Initiative, but it is rather limited in scope to traditional health club membership, accredited weight loss and smoking cessation programs. Anyone see the problem here? (No bicycle commuter incentives which would cover the goals of both programs.)
I know that some of the transportation issues are covered by tax breaks granted to companies which adopt such programs, but I'm unaware that the wellness program is based on any such possible offset. Seems to me that if the co. is actively promoting mass transit and well-being, that it's silly for them not to offer some kind of bicycle commuter incentive. Certainly this is a bit selfish as a commuter, but along with higher gas pricing, it might be just the thing to get more out on bikes for transportation.
So I'm looking for examples of biking incentives offered at other companies and any accounts of those who have had a hand in successfully implementing them at their place of employment.