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Rincon's Oakland Office named a Bicycle Friendly Business

Posted on Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Rincon Consultants named a Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists

Oakland Office Receives Bronze Award

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Rincon Consultants’ Oakland office with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFBSM) award, joining over 1,000 visionary businesses across the country that have received the honor.

Proud to be a BFB.jpgWith the announcement of 58 new and renewing BFBs today, Rincon Consultants joins a cutting-edge group of 3 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Oakland and 1,118 businesses nationally, which range from local companies to Fortune 500 companies that are transforming the American workplace. Rincon Consultants provides environmental planning and related services for many local jurisdictions in the Bay Area, such as Berkeley, San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Leandro, and San Mateo County.

“The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Rincon Consultants, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

Rincon Consultants’ Oakland office has become a leader in active transportation in the Bay Area, with bicycle and pedestrian projects forming a core part of our business, and we walk the talk with close to 50 percent of our employees commuting by bike. Our office encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation by providing secure indoor bicycle parking and incentives such as Bike to Work Week prizes. We are also located in the heart of Oakland above the 12th Street BART Station, which facilitates combined bike and transit trips.

“We are extremely honored to be named by one of America’s premier bicycle advocacy organizations for our efforts to make Rincon Consultants a welcome home for staff who cycle to our work places,” said Stephen Svete, Principal and Vice President of Rincon Consultants. “The honor is especially valued, as the firm consults to local governments statewide on the planning and analysis of trails and other active transportation facilities.”

Moving forward, Rincon Consultants will now have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly. When our employees bike, great things happen: a more enjoyable commute, decreased carbon footprint, better personal health, and a greater connection to our community.

To apply or learn more about the BFB program, visit the League online here.

About the Bicycle Friendly America Program

To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business, and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs, click here.

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

Topics: award, Bicycle