BikeWalkKC asks you to name most bike friendly business

BikeWalkKC is looking for the most bike friendly businesses in Kansas City and is asking for the public’s help. From now until July 3, they are accepting nominations from the public.

Here’s more from the website:

BikeWalkKC led a group of approximately fifty cyclists on a casual bike ride from Bier Station, and they made the announcement shortly after. John Couture, owner of Bier Station, says they recently invested in a large bike rack because they want to support cyclist customers however they can. “Bier Station supports community sustainability — like encouraging a more bike-friendly environment,” Couture said.

Some features of a bicycle friendly business include:

  • Ample and well-placed bike parking
  • Well-maintained sidewalks and paths to the business
  • Near transit routes
  • Discounts for people who arrive on foot or bike
  • Support for local walking and biking clubs, groups, and causes
  • Programs to encourage employees walking, biking, and taking transit to work

Eric Rogers, Executive Director of BikeWalkKC, says there are numerous benefits for businesses to become bicycle friendly. “Businesses that encourage cycling in the community play a vital role in making the Kansas City area a better place to live, work, and play. Their investment in the cycling community is an investment in the future of a healthier city, and we want to reward their efforts,” Rogers said.

Nominated businesses will undergo a “bike friendly review” and upon approval will receive an orange window decal that shows their support of BikeWalkKC. In addition Bike Friendly Businesses will be listed on the BikeWalkKC website. Residents can fill out the nomination form on the BikeWalkKC website through July 3.


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