Bike / Walk to Work a Success!
By Beth Potier, Media Relations
May 21, 2008
Cyclists, walkers and other commuters enjoy breakfast at the Durham/UNH Bike/Walk
to Work Day celebration Friday, May 16.
Nearly 70 Durham and UNH commuters left their cars at home Friday (May 16),
national Bike/Walk to Work Day, and instead fueled up with free bagels and
coffee courtesy of Durham: It’s Where U Live and Seacoast Area Bicycle
Routes. Among those who took advantage of the beautiful morning to bike, walk,
ride a kick-scooter (one woman did, all the way from Newmarket!), or take the
bus were many UNH faculty, students and staff; Provost Bruce Mallory; employees
from Goss International and other Durham businesses; Oyster River middle and
high school teachers and students; and several future cyclists who made their
way to preschool via trailers, child seats, and trail-a-bikes behind their
parents. Even the wildcat sculpture donned a helmet for the day!
Two of the youngest participants in Bike/Walk to Work Day play with the 'cat
their way to Growing Places preschool at the Woodside Apartments. Per Berglund,
associate professor of physics, has a seat on his bike for daughter Addie (left);
assistant professor of kinesiology Brent Bell pulls son Holden (right) in a trailer.