KAI recognized as Bicycle Friendly Business

October 30, 2012

This month, the League of American Bicyclists recognized two offices of Kittelson and Associates, Inc. (KAI) with Silver (Boise) and Bronze (Portland) Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) awards for their role in pedaling America toward greater prosperity.

KAI’s Oakland, Reston, and Anchorage offices earned honorable mentions as BFBs.

Nick Foster spearheaded the application process for the Boise office and commented that “this award is an acknowledgement of everyone in the office who bikes to work regularly, for our domination of May in Motion every year, and for choosing to be located in a building that has great amenities for bicycle commuters.”

“As bike commuting by KAI staff has grown, our firm's firsthand knowledge of bicycle issues has dramatically increased. This has resulted in better insights as to how the roadway environments we design and plan can better serve bicyclists and all users. This growing expertise has allowed us to win more projects and better serve the communities we work in,” says Andrew Ooms of KAI’s Anchorage office. KAI encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as ample, secure, covered bicycle parking along with shower and locker facilities.

The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation. Their BFB program encourages a more bicycle-friendly atmosphere for employees and customers alike. Through cost-effective investments, BFBs attract, reward, and retain staff that are not only healthier and happier, but more productive, driven, and passionate about the work they do and the communities they live in.

With the announcement of 71 new BFBs in 27 states, KAI joins a visionary group of close to 500 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.

“Businesses may be the engine of our economy, but more and more are realizing that the bicycle can be a powerful catalyst for increased profits, reduced health care costs, happier employees, and more customers,” said Andy Clarke, President of the League of American Bicyclists. “Companies large and small are voting for a more bicycling-friendly America and making significant contributions to our economic growth by promoting healthy, sustainable transportation.”

Congratulations to all the KAI offices that participated and keep pedaling!

The League of American Bicyclists represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.

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