PedNet Coalition named Gold Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Gold and black seal for Gold level Bicycle Friendly BusinessToday, the League of American Bicyclists recognized PedNet Coalition with a Gold Bicycle Friendly Business award, joining more than 1,100 visionary businesses from across the country.

PedNet is one of only six businesses in the state of Missouri to achieve the Gold level or higher. With the announcement of 73 new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses today, PedNet 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. 

Columbia has been a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community since 2009, and hosts two other Bicycle Friendly Businesses: Walt’s Bike Shop and Peckham & Wright Architects.

157 Gold, 384 Silver, 563 Bronze Bicycle Friendly Businesses“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 PedNet Coalition, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

As an advocacy organization, PedNet encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities for staff and visitors at its Columbia office such as indoor and outdoor bike parking. As a member-based coalition, PedNet also offers assistance to its Business Members to become recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business.

To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/business. The next deadline for Bicycle Friendly Business applications is March 31, 2016.

 

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program

There are now 1,1132 Bicycle Friendly BusinessesThe Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly State, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University 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.