bike racks & bike share

 The City of Ithaca provides bikes to its employees for short trips and errands. Photo: Kent Johnson

The City of Ithaca provides bikes to its employees for short trips and errands. Photo: Kent Johnson

One employee helped the City of Ithaca set up a staff bike share system in 2007. Currently six different departments own bikes which are available to employees for meetings around town, work-related errands.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, and other organizations, also provide employees access to bikes for errands around the city.


Help?

  • Bike Racks in the City, contact Kent Johnson, Transportation Engineer, kjohnson@cityofithaca.org, (607) 274-6528
  • For Employee Bike Share or any other questions, contact Norma Gutierrez, Transportation Educator at Way2Go, (607) 272-2292, ng32@cornell.edu.

Bike racks show you care for employees and customers who rely on bicycles. For bike rack guidelines, check out this guide [pdf], and find more resources here.

Providing employee bike share can be an inexpensive benefit to employees to help them with short trips and errands.

Both of these can help reduce the space needed for parking, increase employee physical activity and save money on driving.

How can i get bike racks?

City of Ithaca

All properties (except for single family and duplex housing) in the City are required to provide bike parking.

  • Try installing bike parking on your own property.

  • In unfeasible, property owners may request the City install nearby bike parking on City property. Contact Kent Johnson, Transportation Engineer, kjohnson@cityofithaca.org, (607) 274-6528

If you are outside the City, you may check with your local officials for requirments or help.

how can i set up employee bike share?

Contact Norma Gutierrez, Transportation Educator at Way2Go, (607) 272-2292, ng32@cornell.edu. Norma supports employers who want to offer commuting and travel choices.