05/16/2012 08:21 am ET Updated May 16, 2012

Bike To Work Week: 5 Ways To Support Bike Commuters

What makes a bike commute easier? Certainly the condition of the roads and the layout of a city or town make a world of difference. But how an office supports cyclists may be just as important. In fact, according to at least one New York City bicycle survey, conducted by the Department of City Planning, a lack of adequate resources for bike commuters was the number one reason why respondents didn't regularly bike to work.

Not only is biking to work an environmentally friendly alternative to driving and taking public transport, it's a great cardiovascular and cross-training workout. And research shows that communities with a relatively high rate of bike commuters are wealthier, more diverse, more educated and -- believe it or not -- happier.

Read on for some of the top amenities offices are offering to help employees get moving on their bikes. Does your office provide you with any of these? Which one would you like most? Tell us in the comments!

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