Smart Sustainable Biz

with Jessie Lerner

October 2012

Bicycling is the new stimulus package


Bicycling is the new stimulus package

Michael Mucha, the new chief engineer of the Madison Sewerage District, doesn’t wear lycra. He almost always wears a suit jacket … and a bike helmet for his seven-mile commute to work – and to all of his meetings during the day, of which there are many. Lucky Michael. Lucky us. Michael is not only in tip-top shape, he is helping to save a potential $8.7 billion per year in health care costs in the upper Midwestern Region – which, yes, includes Wisconsin.

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