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Monday, May 14, 2012
Michaels Engineering named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
Just before Earth Day, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Michaels Engineering as a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB). With the announcement of 67 new BFBs, Michaels joins a visionary group of more than 400 businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the United States that are transforming the American workplace.
"Michaels Engineering is at the forefront of a movement to make American businesses more competitive, sustainable, and attractive to the best and brightest employees," says Andy Clarke, president of the League of American Bicyclists. "An investment in bicycling enhances employee health, increases sustainability, and improves the bottom line."
Bicycle-friendly businesses improve the workplace, contribute to the community, and improve their overall earnings. Being a bike-friendly business means that Michaels encourages employees to include healthy activity in their daily routines. Even on the busiest days, a bike commuter still gets a dose of exercise. Bike riders also reduce congestion during rush hour and have a minimal impact on roads. Michaels Engineering encourages bicycling and provides
amenities such as a bike rack in a covered and locked location, a shower and changing room, and a maintenance station for employees to use to keep their bikes in good condition.
"Biking to work is the perfect way to combine exercise, transport, and a bit of unwind-time into one activity," says Chris Pinkowski, a mechanical engineer at Michaels Engineering. "I can bike right up to the office door and park in the building. No parking fees. No parking tickets. A speedy glide through morning traffic. No fuel costs. And at the distance I bike, I'm sure that I could not drive any faster."
Moving forward, Michaels Engineering will have access to a variety of free tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly.
The League of American Bicyclists promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America. The League represents the interests of America's 57 million bicyclists, including its 300,000 members and affiliates. For more information or to support the League, visit www.bikeleague.org.
Michaels Engineering is a group of engineers and scientists with offices in St. Paul, La Crosse, Madison, and Green Bay, WI. Michaels offers expertise in building-related sciences to building owners/operators, governments, schools and colleges, utilities, architects, engineers, and builders.