Creating a Bicycle Friendly Business [Insert name and contact information here]
The League’s Mission The League promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation through advocacy and education to build a bicycle-friendly America. Photo: Allan Crawford
What is the BFB Program? A program that recognizes businesses for efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees, guests, and communities.
Bicycle Friendly Business Eligible Businesses • ANY • Business • Corporation • Organization • Association • Non-profit Group • Government Agency • THAT • Has two or more employees • Has single or multiple locations in the U.S.
Bicycle Friendly Business Benefits for the Business • Improved health • Lower health care costs • Decreased absenteeism • Increased productivity • Reduced parking costs • Improved morale and happiness
Bicycle Friendly Business Benefits for the Employee • More energy throughout the day • Improved health and happiness • Lower travel costs • Increased travel options • Reduced parking costs
Bicycle Friendly Business • Better quality of life • Less traffic congestion • Improved air quality • Improved economy Benefits for the Community
Bicycle Friendly Business Online application www.bikeleague.org/business 55 questions divided into the Four E’s • Encouragement • Engineering • Education • Evaluation & Planning Application Criteria
Bicycle Friendly Business Engineering • Showers and lockers • Secure bike parking • Pump, repair kits • Accessible by bike
Bicycle Friendly Business Encouragement • Celebration of Bike to Work Day • Incentives to ride • Bike Commuter Tax Benefit • Support of local cycling events • Sponsor a local team or club • Business bike club or rider group • Participation in a Commuter Challenge
Bicycle Friendly Business Education • Commuter classes • Maintenance classes • How to share the road in your • vehicle safety guidelines. • Distribution of bike safety • information
Bicycle Friendly Business Evaluation & Planning • Distribution of transportation survey • Annual goals of ridership • Recurring bike counts • Collection of commuter data
Bicycle Friendly Business Application Review • Applications are reviewed twice a year; deadline in January and June • Applications are reviewed by staff, external reviewers, and employees • Feedback from local cyclists and advocates
Bicycle Friendly Business Benefits of the Program • Recognition • Promotion • Inspiration • Feedback Apply online at bikeleague.org/business
Bicycle Friendly Business [Insert contact information here]
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