Monday, April 20, 2009

Biking to Work

Excerpt from an interview with Steven Chu, the Dept of Energy Secretary. Not only is (was) he a bike commuter, he is also funny!

Is it true you don’t drive a car?
My wife does, but I no longer own a car. Let me just say that in most of my jobs, I mostly rode my bicycle.

And now?
My security detail didn’t want me to be riding my bicycle or even taking the Metro. I have a security detail that drives me.

How do you feel about adding carbon emissions to the air?
I don’t feel good about it.

I guess the president wants to keep you alive.
My wife is in favor of that as well.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Healthy Knox survey

I would like to invite you to take the Together! Healthy Knox online survey:

It will only take five minutes, and will provide essential feedback needed to improve health and quality of life in Knox County.

For more information about Together! Healthy Knox, including how to sign up for a focus group on health, visit:

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others. Thanks much and have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Smart Trips Month

May is National Bike Month, and locally it's also Smart Trips Month. Bike events includes Bike to Work Day on May 15, a tour of historic Knoxville by bike, roadside repair classes, and a new Bike to the Beach errand-running challenge (bringing all the makings for a beach party to Market Square by bike!).

There are tons of events promoting alternatives to driving alone, including the popular Undriver's License campaign, the hilarious Fit in a Fit contest, walking tours, and so much more. See all the events.