SPRINGBOARD Recognized As Bike Friendly Employer by BikePGH
We are delighted to announce that Springboard has been recognized as a Bike Friendly Employer by BikePGH. http://bike-pgh.org/
Springboard is in the inaugural class of businesses recognized, one of only eleven Pittsburgh organizations on this list, and in good company. The entire list is: The Sprout Fund, Mullen, Whole Foods Market, REI Southside Works, Google, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, East End Food Coop, Springboard Design, Urban Design Associates, Chatham University and OTB Bicycle Cafe
BkePGH’s ‘Bike Friendly Employer’ program was designed to ‘recognize businesses and organizations as leaders in Pittsburgh’s bike-friendly transformation.’ The essential elements shared by all of the businesses in this ‘inaugural class’ of bike-friendly companies is ‘a culture at work that supports bike commuting, and bike parking that is abundent, safe, secure, and convenient.’
Springboard and the other finalists in this process filled out a detailed questionnaire and hosted a site visit by a representative of BikePGH. Bike Friendly Employers were recognized as going beyond the ‘essential elements’ to do ‘creative things to support and encourage biking at work.’
The innovations and creative ideas Springboard was recognized for include creating a ‘prominent installation at their office entrance for bike parking and easy access to tools and storage. This lets visitors immediately know the high value (Springboard) places on bike commuting. The company reimburses employees at the same rate for biking to meetings as they do for driving.’
Springboard Principal Paul Rosenblatt initiated the Springboard Bike Commuting Program which is managed by the company’s Bike Coordinator, Nic Hawken. Nic is a daily bike commuter to Springboard, logging about fifty miles a week to and from work.
For more information about BikePGH’s ‘Bike Friendly Employer’ program: http://bike-pgh.org/blog/2011/02/12/bikepgh-honors-the-citys-first-bike-friendly-employers/