According to information just supplied to Arlington employees, the County will be adding these nifty 2008 Trek three-wheel trikes to its motor pool as an alternative to using cars. The motor pool, which has been replacing vehicles with hybrid cars over the past few years is now taking another step towards the County's commitment to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent by 2012 by providing this transportation alternative.
Employees have to register to use the bikes and all registrants will receive a helmet. Bikes will be housed at the Central Library in Ballston, the Human Services building in Clarendon and the Government Center in Court House. The program will start with six bikes. The three-wheeled trikes are described as "a light, durable aluminum frame with a laid-back riding position and comfortable seat. The quick-rolling aluminum wheels and linear-pull brakes ensure a steady ride and a rear basked provide space for a laptop, files or whatever else you might need."
And the County is launching the program on World Car-Free Day September 22. How great is that?!