SAH Unveils New Secure Bike Shelter For Staff

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Sault Area Hospital staff were all smiles recently with the grand opening of their new secure indoor bike shelter. It means they can now make the healthy and environmentally conscious choice—cycling to work—without fear of their bike being stolen. The risk of loss is heightened for hospital staff who work nights, as bike thieves often do their work under cover of darkness. And the loss can be huge; a quality ride for a diehard cyclist can cost thousands of dollars.

Clean North applauds Sault Area Hospital’s Wellness Committee for championing this secure bike shelter, and we hope it can be a model for other area employers. Bike security is a major concern for those who wish to cycle to work. If there’s no secure storage, many staff will not take the risk. By providing secure storage, employers can help reduce transportation-related carbon emissions as well as air pollution in our city. Making it less worrisome for staff to cycle to work obviously benefits their health and wellness, too.

This project took about a year and a half from project approval to the grand opening. The shelter holds about 24 bikes and staff can access it 24/7 using a passcode.

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