Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized BikeLNK with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,366 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.
By kicking off the New Year alongside 153 new and renewing BFBs, BikeLNK joins local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike.
“When places make it easier for people to choose to bike, they are building safer, stronger, and better connected communities. The League of American Bicyclists is thrilled when organizations like BikeLNK join us in this movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America. When more people are biking to work or shop, life is better for everyone,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists.
An important part of a growing trend not just in Lincoln, but nationwide, is recognizing how important supporting bicycling can be for building better, safer, more connected communities through bike friendly accommodations. BikeLNK encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation, not just via bike share, but by also providing various amenities to its visitors and staff. Safe, indoor personal bike parking, discounts for bicycle parts & commuting accessories, continual access to bicycle & safety education classes, along with various advocacy/community volunteer opportunities to give back to the Lincoln community.
“Healthy, vibrant communities are made up of the strong connections between the people within it. Biking does just that!” says Jamie Granquist, BikeLNK City Manager. “You experience Lincoln on another level, with all 5 senses, taking it all in. Places that support varied transportation options for patrons and employees, show that they are not just invested in active, healthy living but a better environment for all. We are better, TOGETHER!”
Moving forward, BikeLNK will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When employees bike, great things happen: through bike commuting we decrease our carbon footprint, connect to our community, and it makes for a fun and healthy work culture.
To learn more about the BFB program, or to apply, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFCSM), Bicycle Friendly StateSM (BFSSM), Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFBSM), and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. With a history dating to 1880, the League is committed to engaging diverse communities and building a powerful, unified voice for change around protecting and promoting bicyclists’ rights. Learn more at www.bikeleague.org