START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

Bike to Work, Better Your Life

Bike to Work, Better Your Life

By now, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of biking. Trading in your SUV for a two-wheeler cuts carbon, saves fuel and money and is generally better for your health. However, for many, this remains unattainable. Where does one park? How does one remain clean? Well, BikeStation is working to change all that. By providing a wide variety of services to commuters, this B Corporation is breaking barriers and making alternative modes of transportation possible.

Bikestation plans, designs and operates bike-transit centers with a full range of services. Secure parking, access to public transportation, showering facilities, shared-use bike rentals and repairs: there is no longer any reason not to bike to work. Refurbishing our transportation infrastructure, they have already had a huge impact on the planet, their community and individuals. One customer, after adopting a biking commute, lost 50 lbs, improved his mood and transformed his everyday interactions. It is the multitude of stories like this that make President and CEO Andrea White-Kjoss say, “I love what I’m doing and what we’re doing. It’s a wonderful place to be.”

Referred to B Lab back in 2008, Bikestation was issued a top score on our B Impact Assessment. Undergoing a multitude of internal changes, the timing was perfect to become a Certified B Corporation.  Since then, things have only improved. Loving the community and partnerships, Bikestation can now count itself among a group of companies that they want to do business with. 

The future is bright for Bikestation. There is new energy and support behind multi-mobility and alterna-transit. A call for their services has truly spread as commuters demand more options in transportation. Most excitedly, the business has just developed the pre-fab bike station. These fully-wired “stations in a box” can be dropped anywhere and offer parking and services immediately. Soon they will be everywhere. The US is way behind in enabling individual transport choices. Before it was cars or nothing. Now we are well on our way to a denser network of much needed alternatives. With it being Bike to Work Month, why would you hesitate to Better Know this B?

Read more: , , , , ,

photo credit: bikestation
by Katie Kerr, B-Lab

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

736 comments

+ add your own
11:07AM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

Thank you very much for sharing ..interesting article x I already do!

8:44AM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

Thanks for article

6:20AM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

it's truth, I agree :-)

6:05AM PDT on Sep 10, 2010

Thanks for posting.

7:59AM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

I agree

11:08AM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

Biking saves fuel, money and is better for our health !

12:35AM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

i think bikes also produce pollution

11:10AM PDT on Sep 5, 2010

Biking may not be practical for everyone, but combinations of biking and other transportation can widen the possibilities. I live in a city that is easy to bike in, and sometimes go as far as a 1 hour ride [one way]. That's not so bad, considering that when I lived in Paris it took that long for my daughter to get to school on the subway [Metro]. I feel great.

2:07AM PDT on Sep 5, 2010

It's good and can help to reduce the pollution.

3:43AM PDT on Sep 4, 2010

Refurbishing our transportation infrastructure

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

ads keep care2 free

Recent Comments from Causes

He always has this demented perma-smile on his face , not fooling us with that . He is just another tool…

While this may not affect everybody, it surely does affect some of us, like me (older, obese, disabled).…

We go to a farm and buy our eggs. The chickens are outdoors, looking healthy, and scratching around,…

meet our writers

Lindsay Spangler Lindsay Spangler is a Web Editor and Producer for Care2 Causes. A recent UCLA graduate, she lives in... more
Story idea? Want to blog? Contact the editors!
ads keep care2 free



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.