How to Become a Bike Friendly Office

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Feb 18, 2011 1:31 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world."  ~Grant Petersen 

Bike commuting is a win-win for both businesses and individuals looking to reduce costs, embrace eco awareness, and adhere to business and personal sustainability programs.    Small business resources can be limited towards building a sustainable business; however, our sustainability consulting encourages employers to promote employee bicycling commuting as a great way to attract and retain those eco minded employees.   The post, Top 10 Benefits of Bicycle Commuting Programs for Businesses, explores bike commuting benefits to employers while the post, 10 Reasons to Bike Commute to Work, gives employees ideas and inspiration to ride to work.   But what can a business do to promote and maintain a winning bike commuting culture?  Our business sustainability consulting advocates taking the following eco actions to keep bike commuting fun and safe for employees.   Education     • Offer regular safety classes.     • Provide lunch and learn opportunities for current topics and discussion.     • Share information on how to share the road.     • Participate in bike maintenance classes.   Encouragement     • Offer incentives to ride.     • Host a CEO led ride.     • Offer the commuter tax benefit.       • Guarantee a ride home service.     • Create a company bike club.     • Celebrate bike to work day or month or create your own company mile markers and celebrate them.   Foundation: click here to continue reading.

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".