ARC named Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the Atlanta Regional Commission as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB).  The ARC joins a group of more than 400 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

“The Atlanta Regional Commission is honored to receive the distinction of Bronze Level Bike Friendly Business.  The ARC is committed to developing transportation alternatives to relieve traffic congestion, encourage economic development, improve air quality and make the Atlanta Region more sustainable,” said Doug Hooker, Executive Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission.

“These leaders are at the forefront of a movement to make American businesses more competitive, sustainable and attractive to the best and brightest employees,” said Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists.  “An investment in bicycling enhances employee health, increases sustainability and improves the bottom line.”

Bicycle-friendly businesses encourage and accommodate cycling as a transportation option for employees and customers.  The ARC encourages bicycling as an easy option by providing convenient indoor and outdoor parking, showers for employees, tools for minor repair, a shared office bike for short trips and various incentive programs for employees.  In addition to our own workplace, the ARC’s role as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) also supports a wide range of educational, encouragement and engineering programs to help expand cycling as a transportation solution throughout the Atlanta metropolitan region.

The Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partners Bikes Belong and Trek Bicycle’s One World, Two Wheels Campaign.  To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica

To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at bikeleague.org/businesses

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