Now some of this might be correlation- a lot of high tech companies are in places that might already be attractive for riding (Palo Alto not known for frigid winters). Or there might be other demographic forces at work. But it's still interesting that there's a correlation between people who work in info-tech and biking
Thought this video produced by Google about their own commuter programs was interesting.
Some key points- 40% of the staff at the mountain view campus arrives by means other than private car. They provide very very very cute "Gbikes"for transportation within the campus
|( I want!)|
I know that locally there's a transportation organization the "Charles River Transportation Management Association" which not only does a shuttle service from the Kendall T stop to various locations in East Cambridge, but they also provide (free) emergency cab rides if you or a kid get sick during the day, or if you have to work late and miss your bus/train home. I think that this is a good alternative for companies that aren't big enough to have their own dedicated transportation program like Google does.
Edit, I'm going to add this article on the criticism Apple is receiving for their anti-urban new compound: