Pottstown Employees Join Association’s Pedal Pushers

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Employees of Traffic Planning and Design Inc. in Sanatoga, the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce in Pottstown, and GlaxoSmithKline in Collegeville were among 164 area workers who hopped aboard their bicycles and pedaled themselves to and from their jobs regularly between May and September, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA) says.

The association recently wrapped up the 2011 edition of its annual Bike to Work Challenge. The 20-week-long program encourages employees to commute by bike, with the twin goals of keeping vehicles off roadways while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This year’s participants biked 42,651 miles, saved an estimated 1,975 gallons of fuel, and prevented 38,307 pounds of CO2 emissions from entering the air, it said earlier this month (Oct. 3, 2011).

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