Project Description

Vicki and Peter TorkelsonSmall business owners Peter and Vicki Torkelson operate the Scandinavian Inn in Lanesboro. “When it comes to local transportation, we first consider if we can make the trip biking or walking. Lanesboro is a very small town and you can pretty much bike or walk anywhere with little extra effort. We thought about staff commuting to work and felt that we could better make them team players if they biked or walked to work, and feel a sense of ownership and connectedness with our philosophy. That is how the idea of paying up to 15 minutes at both ends of their workday if they walked or biked came about. It is a workable option for staff who live inside or near the city limits.”