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Biking to be Green? Find Your Best Route



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    NEW YORK - JULY 11: A cyclist makes his way down Broadway on the newly painted section called Broadway Boulevard in midtown Manhattan July 11, 2008 in New York City. New York is in the process of creating a public esplanade with a bicycle lane and pedestrian traffic on Broadway in midtown Manhattan following an initiative by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    So it's Earth Week, and you've decided you're going to be brave and bike to work.

    First thing's first:  How the heck do you get there from here? 

    The Commuter Connections Web site can help.  It offers turn-by-turn directions using bicycle-friendly paths and roads.  You can check it out here:

    Pretty sweet, eh?  From the Web site:

    Just like driving directions tell you the best route to travel by automobile, the bicycle routing website can help you get from point A to point B using bicycle-friendly paths and roads. Users have the option of choosing the ‘Safest Route’ which places increased emphasis on using bicycle paths (where available) or ‘Shortest Route’ which gives preference to roadways with speed limits of 30mph or below. The recommended route will display on a map along with turn-by-turn directions.

    So check it out and see if it can help you go green and stay safe while biking to work.