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BFB 4 E’s: Evaluation + Planning

Our Bicycle Friendly Business, Community and University programs are all guided by what we call the 4 E’s.

  • Education
  • Encouragement
  • Engineering
  • Evaluation and Planning

These principles guide how each entity is evaluated and eventually awarded an honor. The latest 161 Bicycle Friendly Businesses, which we announced just last week, excelled in many of these areas. Because there were so many great examples and innovative ideas in each application, we decided to share! Today’s post includes some of the best Evaluation and Planning initiatives we learned about in this latest round of applications. 

Avago Technologies

Colorado Springs, CO

Stats for 2014

  • Miles: 16003.7
  • Number of Bike Commuters: 19
  • Gas Saved (gallons): 800.2
  • Gas Saved ($): $2,800.65
  • Car Operating $ Saved: $8,161.89
  • Lbs CO2 Saved: 15718.0
  • Calories Burned: 640148
  • Big Mac Equivalent: 1185
  • Pounds of Fat Equivalent: 183
  • Health Care $ saved: $9,602.22

City and County of Denver

Denver, CO

We had goal this year of having at least 300 employees bike to work on BTWD. We exceeded the goal and had 478. We are currently trying to evaluate goals for next year. Denver has a 2020 sustainability goal around employee mobility that says that we will, ‘Provide incentives and other programs to city employees so that no more than 55% of these employees commute in single occupant vehicles.’ “

Watershed Management Group

Tucson, AZ

Between June and October 2014, employees have commuted by bike a total of 450 times. This accounts for 3,340 miles of round-trip bicycle travel, 167 gallons of gas saved, and 1.48 metric tons of carbon offset. This is the equivalent carbon offset for planting 38 trees

Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Anchorage, AK

Small biz tracking: (Yes, even small businesses should track ridership and other fun stats!) (4 employees)