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How Bike-Friendly Is Your Company Or Property?

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert May 6, 2014 0 Comments Keara Mehlert is the Property & Development Services Program Director at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been car-free and loving it for the past five years and has been biking 5.5 miles to work every day since October 2012.
ATP TAKEAWAY: As a part of our National Bike Month celebration, the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program is our Champions Tip of the Week! With the next application deadline coming up next month on June 12th, now is a good time to see if your company or property is a good fit and start the application process!

BFB LogoAs a part of our National Bike Month celebration, the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program is our Champions Tip of the Week! With the next application deadline coming up next month on June 12th, now is a good time to see if your company or property is a good fit and start the application process!

Bike racksThe BFB program, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, gives national recognition to employers and commercial properties for encouraging employees and tenants to bike more often. Businesses that have be
en designated as a BFB are recognized for creating a more “welcoming atmosphere” for bicycling through the “5 E’s”.

These include encouragement, such as offering the bike benefit, group office rides, and promoting bike events such as Bike to Work Day; engineering, which includes installing facilities like secure bike storage and showers, as well as proximity to local bike access; education, such as hosting maintenance classes or providing info on bike routes; and evaluation, which looks at data to determine how many people commute to work by bike and other impacts a company’s bike programs have on employees.

BTWD logoAs a Gold Level Champion activity, attaining BFB designation can help your company or property earn even more recognition on both a local and national level for your efforts in encouraging a more bike-friendly workplace.

Join 24 other employers and commercial properties in Arlington that have already been recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business! Take the online assessment to see if your organization should apply for the BFB program. After that, ATP can assist you with the application process and make sure you receive the highest possible designation. As a Bicycle-Friendly Business, your organization can attract and retain quality employees while helping them maintain an active and happy lifestyle – get started today!

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