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Bicycle Friendly Business
Travel Portland | Bronze Level
Business Highlights: Employees of Travel Portland have the option of bringing bikes into their office for parking, using the covered parking in garage, or parking them on the sidewalk. The business participates in an annual Bike Commute Challenge and participating staff receive prizes & incentives. Showers & lockers are available on.site. There is a mentorship program and a strong support of local and regional advocacy groups.
Most Compelling Bike Related Statistic: Ten riders (20 percent of staff) participated in the 2009 Bicycle Commute Challenge, riding 1,007 miles with an average commute rate of 71.37 percent (commute rate equals number of trips by bike out of potential trips).
Most Compelling Bike Related Accomplishment: Due to company efforts, employees are now allowed to bring bikes up to their offices via the freight elevator.
Benefits of Being a Bicycle Friendly Business: Travel Portland is excited to contribute to improving Portland's quality of life and sustainability. The level of bicycle commuting, commitment to cycling issues and promotion of bicycle tourism from this business helps to demonstrate that the tourism industry is an important part of the emerging green economy. Employees that ride share camaraderie and a sense of accomplishment as well as improved health.
Bicycle Friendly Business℠
Level Awarded: Bronze
BFB Since: 2009
Location: Portland, OR
Type of Business: Non-Profit
Contact: Veronica Rinard