Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Air Quality

US Now Has Over 1,000 “Bicycle Friendly Businesses”

Originally published on Bikocity.

Bicycling is enjoying a renaissance with high growth worldwide, and certainly notable growth in the US. Things have improved in the 21st century, with more than 1,050 visionary local businesses now included in the “Bicycle Friendly Businesses” program of the League of American Bicyclists. These top bicycle-friendly businesses are located in 47 states and Washington, DC.

There are a multitude of reasons for regular bicycling, but businesses can make it much more convenient and safer to bike with supportive policies, and they can even pay them to do so! notes that “government agencies and Fortune 500 companies from across the country that are changing the script on what it means to provide a top-notch experience and atmosphere for employees and customers alike.”

You can check out new members to the League’s list or all member at the following links:  List of 2015 awardees | List of all BFB awardees.

bike 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 for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

Importantly, favorable bicycle-friendly atmospheres affect everyone. These organizations offset problems before they can arise with more energized yet calm and focused employees. Good work and steady mental acuity naturally follow, as do lowered healthcare costs.

Regarding one of the unique new leaders, shares, “The Architect of the Capitol, which employs 2,300 staff and oversees the maintenance and operation of all congressional buildings and land throughout Capitol Hill, received a Bronze award this round.” Through joint efforts, the government agency has been working collaboratively with the Congressional Bike Caucus. Rebirth of the Federal Interagency Bike Working Group as occurred “as a means to share best practices within the federal community.”

“We are so pleased to make the US Capitol campus a more welcoming place for biking commuters and the visiting public,” said Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers. “It is rewarding to be recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Business and to know that we have a passionate group of employees who implemented a cohesive program to achieve this recognition.”

Hewlett-Packard, another new awardee, achieved the new Bronze-level awardee place. With the company’s 1,900 employees at its Fort Collins, Colorado, location, one finds lunch-and-learn seminars on the site. The workshops focus on “bicycling tips, such as winter riding, basic rules of the road and more.”

“HP takes great pride in supporting community wellness and environmental protection,” Hewlett-Packard in Fort Collins said in a statement. “We are proud to be part of the movement to make bicycling fun and safe for everyone.”

Image Credit: Papillionaire shares some new business ideas for how to add to an already bicycle-friendly business:

“If you’d like to get a piece of the clean transportation action with your green business, one of the exciting new markets is electric bikes, or ebikes, which are getting lighter and more efficient, with longer ranges, every day.”

“Whether you start your electric bike shop, add electric bicycles to an existing new or used bike shop, or start selling ebikes and accessories as an extension of an existing green business, the future is bright for those passionate about widening the reach of appropriate and affordable human-sized transportation.”

For the safety of both driver and cyclist, a bicyclist needs to become an expected person in the flow of traffic, one to consider. Check out “Safe Commuting By Bicycle” for more on that.

To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit

Related Stories:

Green Business Ideas: Bicycle Cafe Franchise

More Bike-Friendly Communities Announced, Including LA, Nashville, and Miami

$100 Million Bike Infrastructure Program Launched In Colorado

Bicycle Commuting Ameliorates Stress Boosts Psychological Well-Being

Top Bicycle Cities In US Are…

Images via and Papillionaire

Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

New Podcast: Cruise Talks Autonomous Driving Tech, Regulations, & Auto Design

New Podcast: Battery Mineral Mining Policies & Regional Trends

Written By

Cynthia Shahan started writing after previously doing research and publishing work on natural birth practices. (Several unrelated publications) She is a licensed health care provider. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education, mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)


#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar energy, and battery news & analysis site in the world.


Support our work today!


Power CleanTechnica: $3/Month

Tesla News Solar News EV News Data Reports


EV Sales Charts, Graphs, & Stats


Our Electric Car Driver Report

30 Electric Car Benefits

Tesla Model 3 Video

Renewable Energy 101 In Depth

solar power facts

Tesla News

EV Reviews

Home Efficiency

You May Also Like


The Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) — a leading coalition of companies, academics and organizations dedicated to the responsible management and environmental sustainability of batteries...


The League of American Bicyclists reminds us that May is National Bike Month in the USA!


Uber Elevate means business when it comes to electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) urban air mobility (UAM) solutions. Recently, Uber Elevate quoted that...

Consumer Technology

Fairphone and Apple lead the way on Greenpeace's Guide to Greener Electronics which is published this week, with big-name companies like Amazon, Samsung, and...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.