Monday, April 14, 2014

LJ Elementary staff member rides 6,000 miles to work; is top commuter

Sigurd Kallhovde bikes to work daily, inspiring students and parents at La Jolla Elementary School with a total of 6,000 miles logged in 2013.
For that effort, he's been named a 2014 Diamond Award winner by the San Diego Association of Government for "embracing sustainable commute choices."

The SANDAG iCommute program honored ten organizations and two individuals with Diamond Awards for their outstanding contributions to promoting and participating in alternative transportation choices in the San Diego region.

These winners help relieve traffic congestion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions,
and improve mobility by carpooling, walking, biking, taking transit, teleworking, working a compressed schedule, or a combination of these.

In addition to his work at La Jolla Elementary, Kallhovde manages the forum where cyclists can communicate and motivate one another.