SEP Earns Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Business Designation
Washington, DC: The League of American Bicyclists, a national bicycling and advocacy organization of nearly 20,000 members, has recognized SEP with a prestigious Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) certification.
With the announcement of 82 new and renewing BFBs across the country, SEP joins a growing list of 1,314 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies leading the way to transform transportation, health, and wellness for the betterment of U.S. workers and local communities.
“Business owners and employers across the country are looking for simple, straightforward ways to build their companies, do right by their workers and customers, and contribute positively to their local communities,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists. “Boosting participation in bicycling achieves all of that and more, and BFBs such as SEP are wonderful models of that success. We congratulate this latest class of business leaders for recognizing that one of the oldest and easiest forms of transportation still generates significant economic and societal rewards today.”
BFB requirements identify incentives, programming, and amenities proven to enable and inspire more people to ride bikes. Among those offered by SEP are loaner bikes on site, access to bike trails steps from the office, and secure bicycle parking for both employees and guests.
Traci Dossett, SEP’s chief operating officer, explains that selecting their current location meant more accessibility for their bike-riding employees. “When we decided to make a move from the Meridian corridor, we were looking for a place that was different and that offered our employees a place where they could get outside. Being right on the Monon makes it possible for them to bike to work, take one of our loaner bicycles to lunch, or have a ‘walking meeting’. It’s a wonderful perk,” said Dossett.
SEP promotes these benefits in their recruiting efforts and feels that the access to these bicycle amenities helps attract top talent to the area.
“SEP is the only tech company in Indiana and the only company in Carmel with this designation. We’re thrilled to be able to encourage and support a walkable community,” continued Dossett. “We believe it’s things like this that not only make Carmel the Best Place to Live in America but also a great place for our company to make its home.”
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM, including the Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM (BFCSM), Bicycle Friendly StateSM (BFSSM), Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM (BFBSM), and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) programs, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.
The League of American Bicyclists has been leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone since its founding in 1880. It advances its work by actively listening to and learning from diverse stakeholders, defining standards, sharing best practices, and engaging communities in practical solution-building. Through its nearly 20,000 individual members, the League helps build a powerful, unified voice for change.