"More and more business leaders are realizing that bicycling is a simple and cost-effective way to move toward a more productive company," said Andy Clarke, the League's president. "Promoting healthy transportation is increasingly attractive to employers and prospective employees - and it's moving America toward a more sustainable future."
New companies on the list include Texas Instruments, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, The World Bank Group, and the Peace Corps' Seattle and Chicago offices. (Complete list)
The companies took various paths to earn the designation. Texas Instruments, for example, worked with its local government to secure funding to build a 35-mile trail that will enable employees to bike to work safely, in addition to widening transportation options for those living in the community. TI also has employee representation on the City of Dallas Bicycle Advisory Committee as it updates the Dallas Bike Plan.
"Texas Instruments sees great value in supporting alternative commuting solutions for employees. We've invested resources to build bike paths that connect to local trails, added bike racks, repair stations and onsite showers, and created social networks that support TI bike commuters," said David Thomas, vice president of worldwide facilities at TI. "We want to make it easy for our existing bike commuters to get to work safely and to encourage more employees to try biking to work. We continually seek new ways to educate, encourage and engage employees in safe bike commuting."
More information: bikeleague.org/businesses