The LeagueofAmerican Bicyclists
recognized Cedar Rapids Water Department Administration Building,
theCityofCedar RapidsCityServices Center, and theCityofCedar
Rapids Central Fire Station with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business
(BFB) award, joining more than 1,000 visionary businesses from across
With the announcementof100 new and renewing Bicycle
Friendly Businesses today, theCityofCedar Rapids joins a
groupofmore than 1,050 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500
companies in 47 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the
The facilities all encourage bicycling as an
easy option for transportation, and provide amenities such as showers
and bike racks for employees. They alsooffer a bike share program,
which enables employees to ride to meetings or over the lunch hour.
Employees can also participate in the BikeCR Employee Bike Club, and are
encouraged to actively participate in Bike to Work Week every year
during the monthofMay.
Moving forward, all three facilities
will have access to a varietyoffree tools and technical assistance
from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. To apply or learn
more about the BFB program, visit the League online atwww.bikeleague.org/business.
Rapids was recognized in 2014 by the LeagueofAmerican Bicyclists as a
Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community. Cedar Rapids was the first in the
stateofIowato install green bike lanes, it will be the first in the
state to install protected bike lanes (installation set for fall, 2015),
and it was the second in the state to install in-street bike corrals.
Check out the other Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in Iowa