’11 Bicycle Friendly Business Award

Boston University’s Charles River Campus is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Award from Mayor Menino’s Boston Bike Friendly Businesses program.  This is the first time that the Charles River Campus has received this honor.

Now in its third year, Mayor Menino’s Bike Friendly Business awards recognize companies that incorporate bike-friendly practices to encourage their employees or customers to ride. This year, more Boston companies than ever before applied for “bicycle-friendly” status. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards are awarded according to the number and scope of bike friendly practices a company undertakes. Basic practices include installation of outdoor bike racks, financial incentives for bike commuters, or hosting a commuter fitness contest for employees. More significant steps are recognized at a higher level, such as providing secure, covered bike parking, or promoting shower facilities for commuter employees.

Businesses that win an award are invited to attend a special ceremony with Mayor Menino where they receive a certificate and a coveted “Mayor Menino’s Bike Friendly Business” sticker to proudly display in their business.  Bike-friendly practices include the installation of outdoor bike racks, financial incentives for bike commuters, covered bike parking and promoting shower facilities for commuters. In 2009 and 2010, the Boston University Medical Center took home the Silver Prize. In 2009, BU Parking Services won the Bronze Prize.ment.

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