Springboard Design is delighted to announce that it has received a Bronze Award from The League of American Bicyclists for the Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program. Springboard Design is one of only two Pittsburgh-based architectural firms to ever receive this award – the other firm being Urban Design Associates, who received their recognition at the Bronze level this year as well. Congratulations to our colleagues there. We feel like we are in good company! Together, Pittsburgh is well represented at the national level as leaders in bike friendly employment – at least among architectural firms!
The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) program recognizes employers’ efforts to encourage a more bicycle friendly atmosphere for employees and customers. The program honors innovative bike-friendly efforts and provides technical assistance and information to help companies and organizations become even better for bicyclists.
The League of American Bicyclists officially announced the Fall 2011 BFB awards at Interbike hosted in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, September 15.
How did we do it? Springboard’s southside Pittsburgh workplace, located in a turn of the century warehouse building, has developed many bike friendly features and employee benefit programs. Our reception area prominently features wall mounted bike storage and displays of maps, bike publications, literature and other bike commuting information. Springboard provides to its staff bike pumps and repair equipment as well as clothing and toiletry lockers in customized storage units conjunction with its Bike Information Center. Our proximity to a riverfront trail along the Monongahela River facilitates pleasant and convenient bike commuting to and from our workplace. Bike transporatation to and from work related meetings is reimbursed to staffmembers at the same rate as car transportation.
For more information on the BFB program go to: http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bicyclefriendlyamerica/bicyclefriendlybusiness/