BIDMC tops among bike-friendly business
When BIDMC's Bill Burley, showed up on City Hall Plaza to receive the Mayor's Gold 2010 Bike Friendly Businesses Award, he was in for a surprise. Not only did BIDMC take home the gold this year, but the hospital was honored with Mayor Menino's Boston's Most Bike Friendly Business Award as well.
"We looked at ways to reduce our carbon footprint and it was clear that bike transportation was a winner," said Burley, manager of real estate and transportation programs. "With the support of our CEO on down we were able to promote all of the major city and state bike programs and enhance our bike infrastructure at the hospital. We are thrilled that the sum of all of this activity made BIDMC Boston's Most Bike Friendly Business for 2010."
To be eligible for an award businesses rack up points in categories like bike rack convenience, on site shower facilities, access to biking materials like maps, tools and pumps, and employee training sessions. This is the third year Boston has given out Bike Friendly Business Awards.
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