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University of Ottawa
IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University
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Sustainable Transportation Manager
Parking and Sustainable Transportation
What is the institution’s current bicycle friendly award level? :
A brief description of the institution’s bicycle program, including the year the award was achieved and/or renewed:
On November 17, 2015, Share the Road was pleased to announce the first round of Bicycle Friendly Business Award winners. The University of Ottawa achieved a Gold Level certification.
For businesses to certify as bicycle friendly locations with Ontario By Bike, they must fall under one of the following categories: accommodations, food services, attractions, visitor information centres, cycling related businesses and business areas.
Businesses do need to meet criteria and be located in a region where program is available.
Depending on type of business, at Ontario By Bike certified bicycle friendly locations, cyclists can count on:
- Secure bike lock-up areas
- Local cycling information on hand
- Basic bicycle repair tool set
- Healthy , local food options
- Accessible rest areas and water
The Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) Program provides businesses with the opportunity to be recognized for some of the initiatives that customers might not see - and provides businesses that don't interact with customers on a daily basis the opportunity to showcase some of the ways that they promote a healthy, productive work space.
Initiatives like cycling education for employees, bike to work day participation, an employee bike-sharing program and other trip-reduction plans can highlight a strong degree of corporate social responsibility, making the business more attractive to potential employees and providing a connection to their customers who also care about creating active, sustainable transportation systems.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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