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Air Quality District says ‘Drive a Car’

Here’s a memo from the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), which is tasked with improving air quality in the SF Bay Area: The memo from Human Resources officer Michael Rich informs employees: It has come to the attention of the human resources office that some employees may be riding their bicycles read more »

SF Bay Area Spare the Air Tuesday July 28 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced the first Summer Spare the Air Alert of 2015 for Tuesday, July 28 2015. Concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution are forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow.

Cycling is dangerous!

The UK Carbon Trust — a green non-profit working to “to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy” — discourages cycling on company business because cycling is too dangerous. They also don’t reimburse employees for Boris bike rentals because “the company cannot assess the quality or safety of any Boris bike and it is read more »

Sunny and hot

TGIF. The weather is supposed to be sunny and hot along the coast this weekend, which means the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has declared a Spare the Air Day for Saturday because of expected high ozone levels. With this wonderful weather and dropping gasoline prices, we’ll see a lot of beach and boardwalk read more »

City government bike share

Unlike this agency, some governments actually encourage the use of bicycles during the workday by providing loaner fleet of bikes that can be used for travel between government offices. This Tuscon Citizen article lists these U.S. cities with bikes available for city employee use. Ithaca, N.Y.Portland, Ore.Eugene, Ore.Davis, Calif.Madison, Wis.Burlington, Vt.Boulder, Colo.Cambridge, Mass.Toronto, Ont.Redmond, Wash.San read more »