Friday, May 18, 2012
What's the quickest way to get to work: bus, bike or car?
This week is National Bike to Work Week. As part of the Wichita Commuter Challenge, KAKE's Jemelle Holopirek hopped on the bus to find out which mode of transportation is the quickest to get to downtown Wichita. Two other participants drove a car and road a bicycle.
The commuters traveled from the Panera Bread at Hillside Street and Central Avenue to Wichita City Hall to see who would get there first. When it was all over, the bike came in first, followed by the car and then the bus.
Healthy Community Director for the Greater Wichita YMCA Debbie Williams says biking is the way to go for more reasons that just speed.
"Biking is number one: good for the environment and number two: good for yourself. Biking is just a great, health activity and with the issues that we have with obesity and various diseases, it just makes sense to ride the bike, " said Williams.