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Commuting by bicycle good for UWSP employees, environment, wallet

12:20 PM, May 8, 2014
Colleen Boardman, business specialist assistant for Continuing Education, and Julie Schneider, academic adviser, are among many who bike to their jobs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Colleen Boardman, business specialist assistant for Continuing Education, and Julie Schneider, academic adviser, are among many who bike to their jobs at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
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Hundreds of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point faculty, staff and students bike to work or school. Several tell why they brave the elements and encourage others to do the same during Bike to Work Week, May 12 through 16.

Robert Nemeth, associate psychology professor, lists several advantages of biking: Getting to work under his own power, not having to pay for parking on campus and reduced expense of automobile. "I ride my bike to work because it's a sensible mode of transport for the distance and cargo I need to carry to work."

He and his wife chose to live in a neighborhood less than a mile ...

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