In 2008, EasyStreet Online Services was Beaverton’s first and only business to apply for and receive the prestigious League of American Bicyclists’ “Bike Friendly Business” Award for their dedication to bicycle commuting and bike-friendly business practices. EasyStreet owner and BTA member John Beaston shared his successes and future goals for an even better bike friendly business in an interview with the BTA last year.
With a bicycle-commuting executive staff, on-site shower facilities and general support of the cycling community, EasyStreet had many bike-friendly basics covered in 2008, but more work was needed to ascend to “Silver” status for the 2010 award year.
Recently, EasyStreet has implemented many more bike-friendly strategies including a bike repair station, monthly lunchtime bike rides, secure bike lockers (courtesy of Trimet), a shared company bike, “Bike to Work Day”, and even a cash rewards program for employees and their families who exercise and use active transportation for their daily trips. With these programs and resources in place, EasyStreet easily (no pun intended!) clenched a Silver “Bike Friendly Business” Award for 2010.
As of today, there are only four businesses in Oregon who have received the official BFB Award, but we know there are lots of workplaces dedicated to bicycling, walking, or a combination of both. Leave a comment to share stories about what your business does to encourage active transportation.