NEW ZEALAND (CBS) – A company in New Zealand is paying its workers to trade in four wheels for two.
“Make collective” is encouraging its employees to bike to work and it’s paying them $5 a day to do it.READ MORE: Dr. Fauci Predicts Johnson & Johnson Vaccine To Come Back To Market With Restrictions Or Warnings By Friday
If a worker bikes to work for more than six months, the incentive doubles to $10 per day.READ MORE: Teens Age 15, 16, Charged In Series Of Violent Carjackings In Delaware
“It’s about the same if not quicker, especially going home during rush hour traffic,” said employee Elliot Gilmore. “I don’t have to get in lines. I’ve got to wait at some lights but there’s not lines of traffic to wait in.”MORE NEWS: Man, Woman Shot To Death In North Philadelphia
The company’s director says the idea pays off for the company because workers will have more energy and be healthier.