Bike Friendly: How employers can encourage cycling and provide good workplace facilities is due for publication in early 2017
It’s the most comprehensive guide ever on how to create a workplace where cycling is an easy and appealing travel option for a substantial proportion of the workforce. It looks at facilities that will make cycling easier. It also details a range of complementary measures that will encourage more of your people to give cycling a go. All of the measures listed have been tried and tested in real-life circumstances and have been proven to work.
- Producing a workplace cycling action plan
- Help available
- Cycle parking. Principles, type, location, quantity.
- Changing rooms
- Storage lockers
- Drying rooms
- Cycle centres
- Making a site safe and accessible site
- Travel literature
- Pool bikes
- Bikeability training
- Driver training
- The cycle to work scheme. Tax-efficient bike purchase.
- Mileage allowances and other financial incentives
- Starting a Bicycle User Group (BUG)
- Bike buddying
- Bike maintenance
- Publicity and promotion
- Workplace cycling events
- Engaging with the wider community
- Maintaining momentum
- Directory of cycle parking suppliers
The regular edition retails at £5.00 but for local authorities and agencies such as the NHS we can supply Bike Friendly in bulk (100-plus copies) for as little as 99p per copy.
You can even commission a custom edition of Bike Friendly with a specially designed cover front and rear, plus your logo or other branding. If you want, we can also add an extra chapter all about cycling initiatives in your area such as new routes, the best rides, bike shops, training, bike recycling, cycle hire, and other sources of help, support and encouragement that you provide.
If you have a local government or an NHS e-mail address, please contact us (remember to include your postal address!) and we’ll post you a copy.