This NZ company pays extra to employees who cycle to work
In an attempt to encourage its employees to ditch cars and adopt the healthier practice of cycling, an advertising company in Christchurch, New Zealand is paying them extra money for cycling to work.
Employees who cycle to and from work will receive $5 a day and if they keep it up for more than half a year that amount will double to $10 a day, paid out as a bonus at the end of year.
The employees were initially reluctant as the company’s office does not have shower facilities but the lucrative bonus seemed too good to forego, so five out of six employees have already joined the scheme.
“For a while I had been thinking it would be great to incentivise cycling in some way. I’m a really keen cyclist [and] cash is clearly the most obvious incentive,” said Tim Chesney from advertising agency Make Collective.