While riding my bike back home several days last week, I tried to determine how many employee bikes there were in the parking lots of the three medical-related workplaces clustered near So. Hwy 3 and Jefferson Parkway. Answer: 3. Total employees at the three facilities? I’m not sure. 100? I think that the employees are just scared of being late to work on their bike, especially if their bosses have been trying to manage performance and productivity with this method in their work area.
Above: the Northfield Hospital‘s operations facility at 1100 Bollenbacher Drive, formerly home to the Village School. The facility is right on the East Cannon River bike trail. No employee bikes. No bike racks.
Above: Allina Medical Clinic, 1400 Jefferson Rd. The facility is in the middle of a network of bike trails, sidewalks, and a street with bike lanes. Two employee bikes, two bike racks.
Above: Northfield Hospital’s Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic and Center for Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation. The facility is in the middle of a network of bike trails, sidewalks, and a street with bike lanes. One employee bike, one bike rack.
I’ve selected these facilities because it was convenient for me. I suspect the same would be true for employees of other larger employers in Northfield, example, Mom Brands, the colleges, the school district, the City, etc.