Bikes are good for businesses, employees, and the community!
Promoting alternate modes of transportation for commuting to work increases morale and quality of life for employees, fosters a sense of community and camaraderie in workplace, enhances health and wellness, and showcases social responsibility and a commitment to sustainability.
The League of American Bicyclists is the nation’s oldest bicycle advocacy organization, leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. The Bicycle Friendly Business program is based on the belief that bikes are good for businesses, employees, and the community. BFBs are recognized for their efforts through an award system based on four essential elements to being bicycle friendly: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, and Evaluation & Planning.
Arizona is ranked #19 among bicycle-friendly states
Tucson has a gold rating as a Bicycle Friendly Community!
There are only 15 bicycle-friendly businesses in the state of AZ (7 of those are in Tucson)
Deserving Bicycle Friendly Businesses are recognized at the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum levels and all applicants receive valuable feedback and assistance in becoming more welcoming to bicycling.
Awarded businesses are recognized in a national press release, through the League’s social media, and on an interactive awards map. Additionally, Living Streets Alliance business partners who apply and are awarded will receive recognition through Living Streets Alliance social media outlets and at a Bicycle Friendly Business award ceremony.
Why Should We Apply?
Being designated as a Bicycle Friendly Business is a great way to gain local and national recognition for being a leader in wellness, sustainability and corporate responsibility. Employees and customers want to invest in businesses that care – care about the environment, care about health and wellness, and care about the Tucson community. Earning a designation as a BFB is a clear way to show your business cares.
HOW TO APPLY:
The application is completed online.
LSA is offering personal assistance in filling out the online Bicycle Friendly Business application! At your convenience, an LSA volunteer will come to your workplace to fill out the online form together. Email Living Streets Alliance today to set up a 30-minute appointment to complete the application to become a Bicycle Friendly business!
Don’t have time, or don’t think that you are the most knowledgeable source of bicycle-related information at your business? Any employee can fill out the online application form on behalf of their workplace!
More resources about Bicycle Friendly Businesses
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