Bikes and Business Make a Good Tandem

CERTIFICATENYC Department of Transportation and the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium both show that with increased bicycling traffic comes more consumer dollars spent in surrounding locations. By advocating for bike improvements in Pittsburgh, BikePGH is inherently advocating for PGH businesses. This is a call to all PGH businesses! Join the 90 other local businesses who help us help you, and become a BikePGH Business Member today.

Included in your Business Membership comes the opportunity for certification as a bike friendly workplace through our Bike Friendly Employer program. The program works to facilitate and promote biking as an option for employees.  For those businesses that want to cater to biking among their customer base, BikePGH will be unveiling the new Bike Friendly Establishment certification this spring.  Stay tuned for more details.  Follow the above link and you’ll see information about the 5 easy steps toward certification; join BikePGH, fill out a questionnaire, schedule a site visit, complete your Bike Action Plan, and collect your trophy! (yes, there’s a trophy.)

The next BFE deadline is March 29th. Contact and we’ll get you started.

More dates for businesses to keep in mind:

May 1st– Launch of the National Bike Challenge. Great opportunity to organize and motivate your employees to bike to work and gain national attention!

May 17th – Bike to Work Day. Chance for you to host a Hydration Station or Employee Breakfast to encourage people to bike at your business.

Spring through Fall ’13 – Host a BikePGH Urban Bike Forum at your office to help employees learn the basics and not-so-basics of navigating our city by bike.

Contact for more info on getting involved in any of these dates.

As always, BikePGH is available to assist in all things biking. If your business has any questions about membership or bike friendly improvements, don’t hesitate to ask.

Not a member of BikePGH? Join today! We need you to add your voice! Bike Pittsburgh works to protect cyclist’s rights and promote the vision of making Pittsburgh a safer and more enjoyable place to live and to ride. For more info, check out:

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