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Cycling industry outpedaled by demand

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By Juliette VILROBE

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Yet at the company I work for I was told to stop commuting by bike after being caught red handed as it is against company rules...

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Tokyo really needs to get with the global programme and make its streets way more cycle and pedestrian friendly. Close 20% of streets to traffic, Koike-san. It's eminently doable.

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good

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More one-way streets and fewer traffic lights...please!

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Good news on more people pedaling! Anything that results in burning less gas and oil is a positive.

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@ Jax

what kind of company is that!?!

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Yet at the company I work for I was told to stop commuting by bike after being caught red handed as it is against company rules...

Do you work for some weird Eikaiwa or dispatch company?

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Do you work for some weird Eikaiwa or dispatch company?

Yes, I'm intrigued too. What on earth is the reason behind their thinking? You might improve your health? They don't want you coming in with your shirt soaked in sweat?

I've done the opposite and brought my bike indoors. I cleaned it but never took it out again because I decided to walk everywhere, for shopping, gym and to work whenever it is required. I started gaining weight at the start of the state of emergency so I thought walking instead of cycling would be better. Walk about 6k every day, sometimes well over 10k. Not sure how much longer I can keep it up as the weather gets hotter.

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Many companies have such rules, same for driving your own car to work. As companies pay transport fees here it may be an insurance thing--or at least they are believing so.

Time to save the damn planet before it's too late. Ride don't drive.

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@Waddo

Many companies have such rules, same for driving your own car to work. As companies pay transport fees here it may be an insurance thing--or at least they are believing so.

Time to save the damn planet before it's too late. Ride don't drive.

Yeah, I get it. My company has insurance for us, and my beneficiaries will receive a settlement if I die traveling to and from work. However, they don't specify what is considered an acceptable form of transportation.

I wonder if it is people abusing the teiki reimbursement, or people getting drunk then riding home by bicycle and having accidents.

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