The League of American Bicyclists recognized the Kent District Library Service Center with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside 1,266 bike-forward businesses across the country in a commitment to building a more Bicycle Friendly America.
The Silver status was achieved in large part because of a bike shelter and rest stop/fix-it station installed on the White Pine Trail.
“It’s a great addition to the amenities along this part of the trail, and word is, it will have a water fountain pretty soon,” said Calli Crow, KDL’s volunteer coordinator and BikeKDL team member.
KDL joins local businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies in all 50 states and Washington, DC, in transforming the American workplace to be more welcoming to customers and employees who bike.
“Forward-thinking organizations like KDL are seeing the benefits of encouraging biking, whether it’s happier employees, lower health care costs, or reaching new customers,” says Executive Director Bill Nesper of the League of American Bicyclists.
Moving forward, KDL will have access to a variety of tools and technical assistance from the League to become even more bicycle-friendly