Every year during Bike to Work & Wherever Day, the Bicycle Coalition honors organizations that are committed to being bike friendly. Bike Phriendly Business awards are judged on the following criteria:
Secure bicycle parking
Bike-supportive employee facilities, such as showers
Bicycling encouragement program
Bicycle Commuter Benefits (annual or monthly stipend)
Bicycling culture in the office (regular commuters, listserv for employees to connect, riding club,
support network for new riders)
Business Member, Discount Partner or sponsor of the Bicycle Coalition
Bicycle Coalition membership as a part of employment perks
Last year’s winners were Earthjustice, Urban Engineers, and Tattooed Mom.
Earthjustice, a premier nonprofit environmental law organization, whose Philadelphia office contains the coal division, held a month-long bike challenge called “Bicycoal Brigade.” This challenge got every Philadelphia staff member as well as some Coal Program colleagues in other offices to cycle, when typical employee cycling rates are about a third.
Urban Engineers, a multidisciplinary planning, design, environmental, and construction support services consulting firm headquarted in Philadelphia, sponsored the 2018 Vision Zero conference, and sent many employees to the event. It was named as one of the top 25 companies for cyclists in the country by Bicycling Magazine, designed an exclusive, secure area adjacent to their office for employees to park their bicycles, and designed a fitness center with a changing room and showers.
Tattooed Mom, a community favorite South Street institution, has hosted many bike community events, and generously supports the Bicycle Coalition’s work. Tattooed Mom’s provides its employees indoor space to park their bikes, and half of its employees cycle to work!
Previous years’ winners include:
2017- Azavea, BuLogics, NV5, and the University of Pennsylvania
2016- Project H.O.M.E. and TicketLeap