Google Staff Get On Their Bikes

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The Guardian reports:

Google is improving its green credentials by offering all of its employees a free bike to ride to work.

The bikes, manufactured by Raleigh Europe, will be offered to around 2,000
permanent employees of the search engine giant in Europe, the Middle
East and Africa. All of the bikes – plus free helmets – will be branded
with the Google name.

"We think that these amazing bikes will help Googlers keep fit and
healthy, get to know their city better and reduce the environmental
impact of their journey to work."

Photo: D-SIDE/Flickr

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