Copyright 1995 The New York Times Company
The New York Times
October 22, 1995, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 13NJ; Page 6; Column 1; New Jersey Weekly Desk
1ST STORY of Level 1 printed in FULL format.
LENGTH: 215 words
HEADLINE: IN BRIEF;
Creative Commuters Earn Rewards for Cycling
BYLINE: By DAVID W. CHEN
And the winner is . . . bicycling to work.
Last week, Ridewise of Raritan Valley, a group that promotes
commuting choices other than driving to reduce traffic congestion,
announced 13 winners in its statewide bike route contest. The
winners were selected on the basis of mileage, number of commuting
days a month, years of cycle commuting, and creativity in devising
bike routes. Here are the top winners:
N. WESLEY NORTON This Philadelphia resident bikes to work year-
round at Wyeth Ayerst Research in Monmouth Junction, using one of
three routes ranging from 5.2 miles to 22 miles. He has organized a
Wyeth Wheelers bicycle club and participates in many charity rides.
BRUCE JOHNSON He has biked the 17 miles from his home in
Warren County, to Flemington, where he is a member of the
Hunterdon County Planning Board, at least 10 times a month for 23
years. He has proposed a bridge for bikes and pedestrians over the
south branch of the Raritan River. The lack of a bridge has forced
cyclists and pedestrians to take a hillier route in traffic.
JANOS SZEMAN Mr. Szeman has commuted daily from Martinsville
to his job in Warren at Paulus, Sokolowski & Sarter Engineering for
23 years. Mr. Szeman, 62, plans to continue cycling after he retires.
DAVID W. CHEN
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