I was wondering whether any of you might have opinions on the idea of approaching businesses and proactively encouraging them to establish bike fleets for their employees. I have lost count of the number of people who have come up to me saying they'd love to commute to work but for one reason or another don't. How about if firms were to offer bikes as a benefit and as part of this they also offerred maintenance and proficiency courses. I reckon half the problem relates to lack of opportunity anyway.
I know the economy is a shambles at the moment but there is an economic argument for firms buying into this - health and fitness of workforce, reducing carbon footprint and the associated good press that could bring, cost of a bike fleet over a car fleet etc etc.
This might seem a bit idealistic but I'm convinced that with the proposed investment in cycling infrastructure by City of Sydney the potential for more people to get out on bikes only improves. I'm formulating an idea of offerring a form of consultancy for companies aimed at faciltating them providing bikes and associated facilties to their workforce.
Is this all a bit pie in the sky?