City of Fort Collins named a Platinum Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM by the League of American Bicyclists
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- Jill Marx, Public Relations Coordinator , 970-221-6951, am1hcnhAZmNnb3YuY29t
FORT COLLINS, CO – Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of Fort Collins Administrative Campus with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 1,100 visionary businesses from across the country.
With the announcement of 73 new and renewing BFBs today, the City of Fort Collins joins a cutting-edge group of 1,132 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.
“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly Business Program Manager. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including the City of Fort Collins Administrative Campus, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
The City of Fort Collins aims to provide world-class municipal services to the residents of the city, and among others, can be highlighted by the achievement of Platinum Bicycle Friendly Community designation among other national and international awards. By achieving Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business designation, it’s clear that the city’s vibrant bicycling culture is thriving within the walls of the administrative campus. The City of Fort Collins encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as central access to MAX and other transit options, indoor bike parking for employees and bicycles available for staff to use and incentives such as extra vacation time for biking to work.
“We’re thrilled to receive this designation”, said FC Bikes Program Manager, Tessa Greegor. “This award recognizes the City’s efforts to support health and wellness in our company culture, and to support bicycling in our vibrant community.”
Moving forward, the City of Fort Collins Administrative Campus will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen: we help reach our aggressive climate action goals, we reduce health care costs, and create a fun and healthy work culture.
To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle Corp and Silver-level BFA Sponsor Planet Bike. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.