Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Three Oaks Named Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists


Three Oaks Engineering named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM by the League of American Bicyclists

 
Durham business promotes bike commuting as part of sustainability focus

Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Three Oaks Engineering with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 800 visionary businesses from across the country.

With the announcement of 150 new and renewing BFBs today in 39 states and Washington, D.C., Three Oaks joins a cutting-edge group of more than 800 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

“Visionary business leaders are recognizing the real-time and long term impact that a culture of bicycling can create,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “We applaud this new round of businesses for investing in a more sustainable future for the country and a healthier future for their employees.”

“The proximity of the American Tobacco Campus to bicycle and transit routes was a significant factor in our decision to locate here,” said Three Oaks president, Suzanne Unger Young. Three Oaks encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as free bike tune-ups, route planning assistance, guaranteed ride home, and safe bike storage, and incentives such as free breakfasts for bike commuters.  “I love wrenching for my co-workers and encouraging them to get out and ride,” said Three Oaks bicycling coordinator, Craig Young.

Moving forward, Three Oaks will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen: in addition to decreasing our carbon footprint and staying active, it promotes a fun and healthy work culture.

To apply or learn more about the free BFB program, visit the League online at www.bikeleague.org/content/businesses

About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program

The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

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