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University Circle Inc. Named a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Posted February 08, 2023 in Press Releases

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized University Circle Inc. (UCI) with a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside over 1,500 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America.

“This round of awardees features shining examples of current and aspiring Bicycle Friendly Businesses working in tandem to boost the number of places in their community where traveling by bike is not only possible but encouraged,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “We hope that more businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and other organizations will continue to build off one another’s efforts to improve bicycling and employ this holistic approach to building a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.”

UCI joins a total of 1,547 current BFBs nationwide, including everything from government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other employers, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to both customers and employees who bike. The Bicycle Friendly Business award recognizes an organization’s contributions in shifting up and accelerating the movement to build a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

“When businesses choose to join our movement for more and better bicycling, the return on investment is clear for both businesses and the community at large — from employee retention and cost-savings on healthcare to fostering a greener environment and getting more investments in the local economy,” said Nesper. “UCI and businesses like it recognize this and are putting in the work to make bicycling a real transportation and recreation option for all.”

UCI encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as onsite bike parking, shower facilities and a fleet of regularly maintained bicycles. UCI also hosts events such as Pedal with Police and Bike to Work Day.

“We are proud to once again receive the Bicycle Friendly Business award,” said Cameron Roberts, Associate Director of Transportation of UCI. “Fostering a culture where bicyclists feel welcome is one of many ways in which we work toward building a multimodal workplace. Beyond health and environmental benefits, commuting by bike is a great way to feel more connected to the community. We look forward to continuing to make UCI more bike friendly, both for our employees and visitors.”

As part of the BFB network, UCI will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike.

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

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