Huffington Post’s Women section reported earlier this week that Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s newest Managing Director, will be biking to work when she finally makes the move to Washington, D.C. for her new job.
“Lagarde, once a competitive synchronized swimmer and a member of the French national team, wants to ride her bike to work,” reports HuffPost’s Elisabeth Braw. “She’ll bring it with her from Paris.”
Riding a bike to work will not be a novelty for Lagarde. In May 2011, she was pictured by Reuters arriving to the 17th Children’s Parliament at the National Assembly in Paris on a bicycle.
We can only hope that Lagarde’s enthusiasm for bikes and active living will be contagious to the rest of her colleagues. Should we expect more IMF loans for bike-share programs?