Kirkland Receives Bicycle Friendly Business Award
Published on October 31, 2022
Communications Program Manager
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the City of Kirkland with a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award for the City’s support of bicycle commuting among staff. This recognition is shared by over 1,500 businesses across the country, including government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, bike shops, and other employers.
“Bicycling can be a helpful alternative to driving alone,” said Kirkland City Councilmember Jon Pascal. “Commuting by bike can improve traffic by taking cars off the street and has a positive impact on the health of the rider. The City encourages our employees to commute by bike by offering a transportation incentive program, bike racks and shower facilities, and fostering a culture where bicyclists feel welcomed at work.”
The League of American Bicyclists is a national organization that works to make bicycling a safer and easier means of transportation and recreation through education, resources, grant funds, and advocacy.
Kirkland is also a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) and has recently reapplied for a higher-level designation in light of significant investments and progress since designation in 2017. These include the adoption of an update to the Active Transportation Plan, Kirkland’s first Vision Zero Action Plan and Safer Routes to School Action Plans, and progress made on the Cross Kirkland Corridor. The City strives to be a livable, sustainable, and connected community and will reach for higher designations for both the BFB and BFC awards, which require reapplication every four years. Community members are encouraged to share input about bicycling in Kirkland with the League of American Bicyclists through a short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BFC_Fall22.
To learn more about biking in Kirkland, visit the City’s website. To learn more about the BFB program, visit the League of American Bicyclists.