I hadn’t thought of this one before, but my wonderful partner in crime y.t. pointed out another reason businesses should encourage bicycle commuting. One of the main reasons illnesses spread more quickly in the winter is that we spend time indoors in close proximity to other sick people. Assuming your place of work has a reasonably well followed policy of not allowing sick employees to come in, public transportation is another major environment for disease transmission. However, bicycle commuters don’t spend time on buses or on the subway, sharing an atmosphere with other commuters. So, if you’re commuting by bicycle, you’ve removed a disease vector — and are reducing the cost of sick employees to your business.
Nice place to pull over, dillhole.