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NIH Bicycle Subsidy Program

A message from NIH Director!

In June 2011, NIH, Office of Research Services (ORS)  became one of the first Federal Agencies to offer its employees a subsidy who commit to be a “zero-polluter bicycle commuter.” These commuters are essential in assisting NIH in becoming a healthier, greener workplace as well as reducing traffic congestion near their workplaces.  To recognize this, the NIH Division of Amenities and Transportation Services offer our bicycle commuters a bicycle subsidy through our online IT system – Commuting and Parking Service, also known as CAPS.  Bicycle Subsidy Participants are mailed a $20 voucher each month to cover maintenance and other expenses associated with bicycle commuting.

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NIH is the nation’s premier medical facility and, as such, should be an example to the nation for healthier commuting and life styles. Bicycling is part of the culture here at NIH. NIH has won the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ award for the last five years for the employer with the most bike-to-work day participants. NIH has as many as 600 commuters bicycling daily. Cycling has many personal benefits, including stress relief, physical fitness, weight loss, and commuter-expense savings. The benefit to the environment by bicycling can best be defined by the motto found on the jerseys of the NIH Bike Club members, which reads “Non-polluter Commuter.” 


Bicycle Repair Kits 

NIH Bicyclists can use repair kits located through the main campus at Parking Attendant stations. These kits are free to use, but we ask a cyclists who uses a portion of the repair kit, for instance a tube patch, replace any materials used. Locations that have bicycle kits are marked with the sing in the image  below. 

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