The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District has earned a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business Award from the League of American Bicyclists, joining more than 1,100 other bicycle-friendly businesses around the country.
“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier and more sustainable place to live and work,” Amelia Neptune, the league's bicycle-friendly business program manager, said. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including MTD, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
MTD encourages bicycling, providing bicycle racks on all its buses and at major transit hubs. Its efforts to support bicyclists helped to secure the $16.7 million TIGER grant for the MCORE project that is rebuilding transit routes to improve safety for bicyclists, motorists and others using roadways.
“I welcome the news that the League of American Bicyclists is recognizing MTD as a silver-level bicycle friendly business,” Jeff Yockey, executive director of Champaign County Bikes, said. “This award recognizes MTD not for their work in the community, but their work and commitment to their employees. MTD practices what it encourages: an active transportation lifestyle.”
MTD has access to assistance from the league to become even friendlier to cyclists. To learn more about how a business can become more bicycle-friendly, visit www.bikeleague.org/business.