Sustainability

Would you go back to the office if your company provided an e-bike?

As tech companies look to lure workers back to office, some are offering incentives to make the daily commute a little more tolerable. That sometimes means making it easier to commute by bicycle or, increasingly, e-bike—a mode of transport that exploded during the pandemic.

Build for Bikes

During the pandemic, people turned to bikes – for recreation, for health, and for a safe way to get around. Slow streets have transformed cities across the country. Municipalities are improving bike infrastructure and requiring more bike parking. Bike sales and service are the highest they’ve been in years and e-bike sales are off the charts. This will have a positive impact on your commercial and mixed-use developments – if you plan for it now.

A Post Pandemic Bike World Explained

Now — possibly more than any other time in recent history — is the best time to nudge people to use pedal-power. Check out our guide on strategies for shifting people to bikes during this time, including a Bikes Make Life Better video series.

Make Room for E-Bikes At Your Worksite

Given the post-pandemic landscape, we strongly believe e-bikes will be an effective tool in fighting the back-to-work carmageddon. The reasons are multifold: E-bikes are naturally a socially-distanced mode; they’re on-demand and efficient — riders aren’t beholden to bus schedules and won’t get stuck in traffic; and they’re an equalizer — they work well for those who don’t think of themselves as cyclists; aren’t in tip-top physical shape; have a commute that’s longer than a few miles; or need to haul kiddos and groceries.

Bike Commute Makeover

If you’ve never tried riding to work before, but are excited to give it a go when your workplace is open, tell us why you’d be a good candidate and you could win a bike commute makeover. You provide the can-do attitude, and we’ll provide the bike, gear, route help, education, and more!

The Bike Pathway for Low Carbon Companies

Since transportation is the largest source of carbon emissions in the US—most of which come from cars—the path to saving our home and (quite frankly) our lives is to change how we get around.

How to Provide Bike Shop Services Without Dedicated Space

Some large companies have prioritized cycling and have dedicated on-site bike shops. While that’s amazing for employees who need a bike, a bike repair or help with their commute, most employers simply don’t have the physical space. But, no worries! There are creative ways to offer bike services without having a permanent real estate for it. Here are our favorites.

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Have you noticed the words “sustainable” and “sustainability” everywhere? They’ve made their way into popular culture—in magazines, on billboards and well, toilet paper packaging. But what do they mean and why should we care?