If you had any doubts on the progress of a ‘bicycle-friendly Indiana,’ Bicycle Indiana has some encouraging news — Indianapolis and three Hoosier businesses have stepped up the game on creating a bike-friendly state.
The City of Indianapolis has earned a bronze award as a Bicycle Friendly Community from The League of American Bicyclists. Outpost Sports in Mishawaka, and GTA Containers also earned bronze awards as a Bicycle-Friendly Business while South Bend’s Memorial Hospital received an honorable mention.
In a press release, Nancy Tibbett, executive director of Bicycle Indiana, said out of the 67 entities named ‘bicycle-friendly’ in 2012, four of them are in Indiana.
“Being named a bicycle-friendly community or employer allows you to say ‘We’re progressive and we care about health, fitness, the environment and livable communities,’” added Tibbett. “We’re excited to see that trend and momentum grow.”
In addition to advocacy for laws, policy and infrastructure change, Bicycle Indiana promotes safety, and education through statewide seminars with the Indiana State Department of Health and other projects.
Here is the full list of bike-friendly Indiana businesses and municipalities:
Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in Indiana
Bicycle Garage Indy
Bloomington Cooperative Services
Bloomington Pedal Power
City Hall, City of Bloomington
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis
Erik’s Bike Shop, Bloomington
Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot
Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, Indianapolis
GTA Containers, South Bend
Indiana State Department of Health
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
One Lucky Guitar, Fort Wayne
Outpost Sports, Mishawaka
Storrow Kinsella Associates, Indianapolis
Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis
Butler Fairman & Seufert, Inc., Indianapolis
IndyGo Indianapolis Public Transportation
Memorial Hospital, South Bend
The Broadbent Company, Indianapolis
Bicycle-Friendly Communities in Indiana
Indianapolis & Marion County
Bicycle-Friendly Universities in Indiana
Indiana University – Bloomington Campus
IUPUI – Indianapolis – Honorable Mention
Source: Bicycle Indiana and the League of American Bicyclists