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NAIPTA named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business


FLAGSTAFF, AZ (December 17, 2015) – The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (NAIPTA) with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFBSM) award, joining more than 1,090 visionary businesses from across the country.

With the announcement of 43 new and renewing BFBs, NAIPTA joins a cutting-edge group of more than 1,090 local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., that are transforming the American workplace.

“The business community’s investment in bicycling is playing a central role in making the country a safer, happier, and more sustainable place to live and work,” said Amelia Neptune, League Bicycle Friendly Business Program Manager. “We applaud this new round of businesses, including NAIPTA, for leading the charge in creating a bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”

The Flagstaff community benefits when they are able to use their bikes for the first and last mile connections between bus stops and their origins/destinations. NAIPTA encourages bicycling as an easy option for transportation and provides amenities such as bike racks at connection centers, at bus stops, and on every single bus, and incentives such as allowing bikes to ride for free.

“NAIPTA is honored the League of American Bicyclists recognized our efforts to provide a bike-friendly community for employees and riders,” said NAIPTA CEO & General Manager Jeff Meilbeck. “Biking and bus riding are two vital parts of Flagstaff’s transportation infrastructure, and we are committed to opening up access to both modes.”

About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle Corp. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit www.bikeleague.org/BFA.

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.

NAIPTA is the transit agency in northern Arizona operating the Mountain Line, Mountain Lift and Mountain Link systems in Flagstaff. NAIPTA also coordinates services with Campus Shuttle Service at Northern Arizona University.