County Offers Employees Choice To Bike To Work

County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, left, and Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis stand beside two of the new County government bicycles Friday during the Bike to Work event. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

A number of County employees took part in the Bike to Work event Friday, from left, County Fleet Manager Pete Mondragon, Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis, Senior Engineer Desirae Lujan, Fleet Mechanic John Roberts, Office Manager Louise Romero, Senior Recreation Leader Brandan Tuning, Recreation Leader Eric Hill and EMS Chief Ben Stone. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 
White vehicles decorated with the Los Alamos County logo are a regular sight on the streets but another mode of transportation for government employees will soon be spotted around town.
 
When a few bikes were dropped off out at the Eco Station to go to the landfill, it gave the Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton an idea.
 
Fleet Mechanic John Roberts refurbished the bikes and they were painted white with the County logo installed on the frame. As a result, the County government fleet has expanded with three bikes that beginning Monday will be stationed at the Municipal Building. The bikes will only be available to government employees but having public bicycles may be offered in the future.
 
“We’re happy this is just the first step … to make bikes more available at different locations,” Deputy Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis said.
 
The three bicycles were unveiled during the County’s Bike to Work event Friday at the Lemon Lot on Diamond Drive.
 
Bulthuis said the bicycles not only give County employees more choices on how to get to and from different County buildings but they are great examples of recycling and reusing.

Beginning Monday, these three bikes will be stationed at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., for employee use Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com