By Nadia Benafghoul
Every year on Bike to Work Day, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition recognizes those outstanding organizations making their workplaces more bicycle-friendly for the growing number of people biking to work. We’re honored that so many people from our community nominated their workplaces, and we are impressed by the efforts of each organization to encourage, support and promote bicycling to work.
This year we congratulate the following 2018 Bicycle-Friendly Business Award Winners:
- California Pacific Medical Company (CPMC)
- The Presidio Trust
Patreon is a company based in SoMA that builds software to power membership businesses for creators. To support their employees who bike to work, they offer secure bike storage, bicycle commuter benefits, fun group rides, bike tools and pumps in the office, and reimbursements for bike share programs. Patreon also boasts an active and supportive community of people who bike and foster discussion about their love for bikes and most recent adventures. As Patreon expands to a new office to support its growing team, they’re building even better bike storage and facilities.
CPMC Sutter is proud to have and support employees and physicians who bike in to work every workday across the Sutter system with enough bike racks to accommodate over 100 bikes. Three of their campus locations are in the final stages to receive secure bicycles cages with video surveillance. Two new hospitals and one medical office building will also have secured bike storage with lockers and showers for staff. Sutter promotes biking on their e-newsletter and on the Team Sutter app.
The Presidio Trust preserves the Presidio National Park as an enduring resource and a must-see SF destination near the Golden Gate Bridge. To support a growing culture of bicycling, their organization provides indoor secure bike parking, offers bicycle commuter check benefits to employees, and provides online resources for bike maps and further bike-related information. Furthermore, the Presidio Trust is in the process of installing 27 new bike racks this spring, increasing the park inventory by approximately 25 percent. The 1,500-acre Presidio park itself offers 25 miles of bikeways and free PresidiGo Shuttles that are equipped with bike racks.
The SF Bicycle Coalition is working hard to help, encourage and inspire even more people to get rolling in our city. Our work wouldn’t be possible without each and every one of our members as well as the leadership in the business community. Congratulations again to our award winners. Join the movement and become an SF Bicycle Coalition Business Member and power our advocacy for more livable, bikeable streets throughout the year.