Bike Friendly Business Program - Chicago

Organization: Active Transportation Alliance

Year: 2013

Amount: $25,000

Status: Project in process

Type: Advocacy

Address: 9 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 402, Chicago, IL 60654

Grant funds will be used to bolster the newly-launched Bike Friendly Business program which seeks to build support for bicycling and green lanes among businesses and to develop new partnerships with business owners and managers. In addition to displaying their support for bicycling, Active Trans will recruit business champions to take a more visible role by signing and posting petitions, writing letters to the editor, and connecting with other businesses around this issue. The local REI will serve as a model Bike Friendly Business and help with workshops and other business programming.