California Department of Transportation
Headquarters - Public Affairs Office
David Anderson (916) 654-5820
June 21, 2006
CALTRANS RECOGNIZED FOR ITS BICYCLE SUPPORT
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been recognized for its employees’ achievement of logging 34,681 miles, the most by any employer in the Sacramento region, during the Sacramento Region Bike Commute Month/Million Mile May event.
Similar regional events across the state encouraged increased use of bicycles for commuting, errands, and recreation.
“This shows that Caltrans employees are not only interested in keeping in shape, but in finding alternate ways of commuting to work and looking for ways to keep congestion off our highways,” said Caltrans Director Will Kempton, who rode his bike from Folsom to Sacramento on May 17.
Event organizers recognized Caltrans employees Kenny Kwong, who logged the most individual miles -- 2,460 - - and Michael Pope, who rode 1,620 miles, all within the month of May. Pope, a senior bridge engineer, commutes from his home in Auburn to Sacramento twice a week, a round-trip of 92 miles.
In a brief ceremony this month at Caltrans Headquarters, Director Kempton accepted the department’s awards for sponsorship and total miles logged and acknowledged several Caltrans bicyclists for their achievements.