Advertising agency Make Stuff of Christchurch, New Zealand has just started paying its employees $5 a day to bike to work. If the employee manages to keep up the biking routine for at least half of their annual work days, the company doubles the offer to $10 a day, all of which is payable at the end of the year in the form of a cash bonus.
Since making the offer last week, all but one of the employees started participating in the bike riding.
The biking exchange is not just a more environmentally friendly way of getting to work, either – the employees say that once they have their blood flowing from the bike ride, they are more energized during the work day. Plus, they save money and time by eliminating a gym membership.