The League of American Bicyclists is a corporation that’s been round since 1880, previously often called the League of American Wheelmen. The League celebrates the position that bicycle-friendly companies play in car-free transportation by awarding the Bicycle Pleasant enterprise standing to firms for his or her work to make biking a better possibility for extra folks.
That is clearly an excellent factor. One much less automobile is a simple sufficient purpose to achieve by merely beginning your automobile much less and taking your bike extra locations. And if employers may merely make it extra enticing for workers to trip to work, that might make a huge effect.
The entire companies which were awarded be part of a motion of 1,527 whole Bicycle Pleasant Companies (BFBs) throughout all 50 states and Washington, D.C. This represents 47,922 staff and is all a part of the League’s mission to construct a Bicycle Pleasant America for everybody!
“Honoring our Bicycle Pleasant Companies shortly following World Automobile Free Day reminds us why the Bicycle Pleasant America program, in addition to our ‘Drive Much less, Bike Extra’ problem, has gotten so many individuals excited to take part: folks need to work at, dwell in and go to locations the place attending to on a regular basis locations car-free is feasible, and once they can, the enterprise outcomes should not solely higher — life is best for everybody,” stated Invoice Nesper, government director of the League of American Bicyclists. “BFBs are making car-free transportation journeys extra doable for extra folks and we’re proud to honor their efforts.”
The Summer time 2022 spherical of awards for Bicycle Pleasant Companies consists of 33 organizations which might be new to this system, with seven BFBs incomes upgraded awards and eight renewing their earlier award stage. There have been additionally 5 organizations incomes Honorable Mentions.
On this spherical, one of many 5 Platinum-level awards given, Meta (formally often called Fb, Inc) HQ, positioned in Menlo Park, California, renewed its Platinum standing. Meta in addition to three different Bay Space Meta places in Fremont, San Francisco, and Sunnyvale earned Platinum standing as first-time candidates, as did bike store Wheel & Sprocket in Fitchburg, Wisconsin. Take a look at the total record of latest and renewing companies right here.
What they consider is that “bicycling brings folks collectively, and when extra folks trip bikes:
Life is best for everybody; Communities are safer, stronger, and higher linked; Our nation is more healthy, economically stronger, environmentally cleaner and extra power impartial.”
Their imaginative and prescient: “We envision a nation the place everybody, whether or not they bike or not, acknowledges and enjoys the various advantages and alternatives of bicycling and the place everybody can expertise the enjoyment of bicycling.“
And the League’s mission is: “To create a bicycle-friendly America for Everybody, bettering lives and strengthening communities by bicycling.”
For those who love the bicycle and need to unfold the love, they encourage you to turn out to be a League Member and be part of right here!
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