Mayor Menino Celebrates National Bike Week, Presents 5th Annual Bike Friendly Business Awards
43 local businesses recognized for encouraging bike friendly practices
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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2012
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today presented the 5th Annual Boston Bike Friendly Business Awards on City Hall Plaza, celebrating the culmination of National Bike Week in Boston and the first Bike Friday event of the season. The annual awards recognize Boston companies that have made the city better for cyclists by providing facilities, services, and benefits to employees and customers who bike. This year, 43 businesses were honored with gold, silver, and bronze awards. Children’s Hospital Boston was awarded the 2012 Most Bike Friendly Business.

“With the success of the New Balance Hubway bike share system and our 50 miles of installed bike lanes, we are well on our way to reaching the next level as a bike friendly city,” Mayor Menino said. “These awards are an opportunity to thank the business leaders who have helped make our city more bicycle friendly, from installing outside bike racks to participating in Hub on Wheels and Bike Fridays. Making Boston more welcoming to cyclists and encouraging people to be more active is a collaborative effort, and it is my pleasure to honor these businesses for their contributions.”

The Bike Friendly Business awards motivate local companies to take simple, inexpensive steps toward being more bike friendly and improve the cycling climate within Boston. Just this week, Boston was ranked the fourth most “bikable” city in the country by WalkScore, a remarkable achievement and the latest testament to the bicycle renaissance in Boston. Mayor Menino also highlighted biking as another way in which Bostonians can get involved with Boston Moves for Health, a public health campaign launched by the Mayor last month to help Bostonians become more active.

Highlights of the Bike Friendly Businesses include:

  • 80% of Bike Friendly Businesses provide racks and tools for cyclists
  • 37% of Bike Friendly Businesses provide either a company owned bike or Hubway corporate memberships for employees to use for work trips
  • 10 New Bike Friendly Businesses are being honored this year
  • Most improved businesses: A Better City and Mass General Hospital

For more information on Boston Bikes and how to become more bike friendly, visit www.cityofboston.gov/bikes.

2012 Bike Friendly Businesses:

40 Berkeley

A Better City

AEW Capital Management

AIR Worldwide

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston Global Investors

Boston Pedicab

Boston Properties

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Cambridge Systematics

Children's Hospital Boston

Ciclismo Classico

Communispace Corporation

CommuterChoice Program Harvard University

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Emmanuel College

Equity Office Properties

Foley Hoag, LLP

Geekhouse Bikes

Health Resources in Action

John Hancock Financial Services

Judge Baker Children's Center

Landry's Bicycles

Massachusetts General Hospital

Metropolitan Area Planning Council

New Balance Athletic Shoe

Next Phase Studios

Nitsch Engineering

Nutter McClennen & Fish

One Marina Park Drive

Patagonia

Procter & Gamble/Gillette

Recreational Equipment, Inc.

Stantec Planning and Landscape Architecture

The Eliot Hotel

The HYM Investment Group, LLC

Toole Design Group

TranSComm at Boston University Medical Center

Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

Urban AdvenTours

Westin Boston Waterfront

Zipcar Boston

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