The other day, musician and movie star Jack Black (his new film, Bernie, is well worth watching) posted this photo on his Facebook page. As of Wednesday morning, it has more than 16,000 “likes,” more than 700 comments, and nearly 500 “shares.”
That got me thinking, while I was in the shower after my bicycle ride to work this morning, that there are a lot of celebrities who are already serving as great ambassadors for “the mobility lifestyle.” Commuting by bike. Walking to shops. Vanpooling, carpooling, taking the train or bus to work. Taking part in employer transportation benefits.
And yes, this isn’t a one-off ride. Mr. Black takes his bicycling seriously.
That makes him a “Mobility Celebrity.” And based on the popularity of the post on Facebook, a lot of people agree that bicycling for more than fun is an expanding idea.
Are there other superstars who qualify as “Mobility Celebrities?” Let us know in the comments below so we can begin a semi-regular “Mobility Celebrity” feature.