There was a 2014 Federal Bike-to-Work Challenge this past May and one of the "award winners" was the , Department of the Interior's Stewart Lee Udall Building for Most Improved Commute Facility
Just two years ago, the DOI’s Stewart Lee Udall Building, otherwise known as the “Main Interior Building” (MIB), had less than ideal bike commute facilities. If you commuted to the MIB and weren’t a gym member, showering wasn’t a possibility. However, thanks to a recent modernization program from the Interior Business Center, 10 complementary showers and changing rooms were installed. Now, with free soap and day time lockers, both cyclist and runner commuters are part of the norm. The hot water always works, even on the coldest days. The facilities are kept clean and the sinks and mirrors sparkle.
- The new bicycle subsidy policy was approved through the Executive Secretariat, a LAN message was sent from the Secretary announcing the new policy.
- The Bicycle subsidy program is available to employees who bicycle commute 50% of the time and do not have transit subsidy or parking.
- Up to the maximum $20 monthly benefit for qualifying incurred expenses.
- A bicycle subsidy form must be completed and submitted to a supervisor for authorization, then to a transportation coordinator.
- Participants recertify on an annual basis during the Department's regular recertification period (between October – December).