Increased bicycle use results in more physically fit Airmen and
reduced greenhouse gas emissions traditionally produced from
automotive transportation between work and home. As greenhouse gas
restrictions become more stringent we will undoubtedly need methods
to reduce the carbon footprint at each Air Force installation in an
effort to balance the impact of mission related activities (i.e.
The installation of bike racks is one of the
most cost-efficient, sustainable strategies that can easily be
implemented into an existing or future site. In addition to the
health, environmental and mission related benefits mentioned above;
bicycle use results in lower fuel expenses and relieves traffic
Site design considerations for bike racks should include a well
lit, easily accessible and visible location. Potential strategies to
further promote bicycle use include shower and changing facilities
as well as covered bicycle storage as shown at Osan AB in figure 1.