ABC named Silver level Bicycle Friendly Business
Atlanta Bicycle Coalition named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business by the
League of American Bicyclists, Vows to go for gold in 2013
Washington, D.C. – April 18, 2012 – With Earth Day just around the corner, the League of American Bicyclists has recognized the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition as a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). With the announcement of 67 new BFBs today, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition joins a visionary group of more than 400 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
“The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is at the forefront of a movement to make American businesses more competitive, sustainable and attractive to the best and brightest employees,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “An investment in bicycling enhances employee health, increases sustainability and improves the bottom line.”
Bicycle-friendly businesses improve the workplace and contribute to the community and improve their overall earnings. The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as secure indoor bike parking, tools for minor repairs of staff bikes, and office bikes for errands or friends.
“As a bicycle advocacy group, it’s a real honor to be recognized for putting into practice in our own organization the guidelines we promote for others. Over the coming year we’ll go for gold by adding showers and incentives for staff bike commuters,” states Rebecca Serna, Executive Director.
Moving forward, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen: we save time lost in traffic, build exercise into our work days, stay connected to our community, and contribute to a fun and healthy office culture.
To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partners Bikes Belong and Trek Bicycle’s One World, Two Wheels Campaign. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.