The League of American Bicyclists designates communities, businesses, universities, and states through their Bike-Friendly America program. Washington state is proud to have been named the #1 Bike-Friendly State in the nation eight years in a row!
Support a more bicycle-friendly Washington by thanking and recognizing the bike-friendly towns, businesses, and universities in Washington state. They’ve recognized that investment in bicycling means investment in healthier people, communities, and local economies.
Watch the League site for deadlines to apply. If you have questions about how to make your Washington town more bike-friendly, just ask! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the resources for making your community bicycle-friendly from the League.
An easy first step toward letting the world know your town is bicycle-friendly: Adopt a proclamation each May for National Bicycle Month. We’ve provided sample text you can download and customize to highlight what makes your community special for bicycling.
- Port Townsend
- Greater Wenatchee Metropolitan Area
- Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
- Liberty Lake
- Port Angeles/Clallam County
The League provides tips and resources for making your business bicycle-friendly. Consider offering Bicycle Benefits as a way of rewarding your customers and clients who bicycle in; they leave a parking spot for another customer and your total traffic (and revenue) will increase.
- Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, @SeattleChildren
- Anderton Law Office–Washington Bike Law, Seattle
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, @FredHutch
- GGLO, Seattle, @GGLO
- Novo Nordisk Research Center, Seattle
- Kona Bicycle Company, Ferndale, @KonaWorld
- Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (Main Office), Bellingham
- Allen Institute for Brain Science, Seattle, @Allen_Institute
- Corpore Sano Physical Therapy, Kenmore
- Greenies, Richland, @GreenieLife
- Intercity Transit, Olympia @IntercityTransi
- K2 Sports, Seattle
- Microsoft, Redmond @Microsoft
- Mountain Gear, Spokane @MountainGear
- REI Redmond, Redmond @REIpugetsound
- Sanitary Service Company, Inc. (1001 Roeder Ave.), Bellingham
- Sportworks Northwest Inc., Woodinville, @SportworksRacks
- Starbucks, Seattle, @starbucks
- Wallis Engineering, Vancouver
- Whatcom Council of Governments, Bellingham
- Alling Henning Associates, Vancouver, WA
- Avtech Corporation, Seattle
- Bicycle Quarterly Press, Seattle
- Coffman Engineers, Spokane, @CoffmanEngineer
- Conduit Coffee Company, Seattle, @ConduitCoffee
- FHWA – Western Federal Lands Highway Division, Vancouver
- Golder Associates, Inc., Redmond, @GolderAssociate
- Nelson Nygaard Consulting Associates, Seattle, @NelsonNygaard
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Richland, @PNNLabs
- Peace Corps, Seattle
- Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, @ProvSouthwestWA
- REI – Olympia, Olympia
- Rings & Things, Spokane, @Rings_Things
- Skagit Valley Food Co-op, Mount Vernon, @SkagitFoodCoop
- Sustainable Connections, Belllingham
- Unico Properties LLC, Seattle, @unicoprop
Entering freshmen aren’t asking about parking spots in the numbers they used to–instead, they’re asking about transportation choices, availability of bike parking, and transit service. Forward-thinking universities are planning less automobile parking and more support for bicycling students, from the popular bike-share program at Washington State University to the support the University of Washington gives expansion of the Burke-Gilman Trail. We’re proud to list UW Transportation Services among our organizational members.
To learn more about how your university can receive recognition for its bike-friendly efforts, check out the League’s resources.
- University of Washington, Seattle, @UW
- University of Washington, Bothell, @UWBothell