Bicycle-Supportive Business

Are you a business owner or employee interested in becoming a certified Bicycle-Supportive Business? ABC offers a program to recognize, support, and foster companies that encourage biking among their customers, staff, and the community at large. 

Companies who achieve this certification are recognized on our website, in our newsletter, and on social media, mentioned in media inquiries on the topic, and will also receive a window decal advertising their status.

For more on the many benefits of bicycling for economic development and your business, here are some great resources: Measuring the Street - New Metrics for 21st Century Streets from the New York Department of Transportation, Bicycling Means Business and Protected Bike Lanes Mean Business from the Alliance for Biking and Walking and PeopleForBikes, and Business Cycles - Catering to the Bicycling Market

The first step is to become a business member of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

Then complete this brief form to see if you may already qualify for recognition in the program.

If you're not quite there yet, we can help! Visit the links below to become more bicycle-friendly. 

  1. ParkingProvide secure bicycle parking
  2. DiscountsExpand your customer base by giving discounts to ABC members (sign up here)
  3. JoinBecome a member of your Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
  4. Commuters: Provide on-site or nearby showers and lockers for bike commuters
  5. Taxes: Adopt the Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit
  6. Volunteer: Encourage employees to volunteer with a bicycle organization like ABC
  7. Speak upAsk us about joining the new Atlanta Business Council for Bikeways, to add your voice to the growing chorus of support for bicycle infrastructure in metro Atlanta. 
  8. Consider other ways to support cycling, such as: relax your dress code or offer casual Fridays for bike commuters; offer an incentive for employees to make short car trips by bike instead; create an on-site bicycle fleet employees can check out for short trips, as the Coca-Cola Company recently did; provide basic bike repair items such as patch kits, spare tubes, and a bike pump, like Trader Joes in Midtown; facilitate staff bike rides as a team-building exercise
  9. Get recognized: Use your new expertise to apply for national recognition from the League of American Bicyclists