Be Bike Friendly Consulting Engagement
The green community! A big rage in many countries is making communities more green. Bicycling is a major part in that green evaluation. Don't you want your property values to retain value or even grow? Do you want a more stable economic community? Do you want a healthier community? Do you want your community to have a high quality of life? We all want these things and being a more bicycle friendly community moves you toward that goal! Many communities have seen millions in economic impact by providing more bicycle friendly infrastructure, encouragement, and education. The Outer Banks of NC saw a 9 to 1 return on every dollar they spent. Many towns of 40,000 to 100,000 see millions in economic impact from their bicycle friendly efforts. Be Bike Friendly is here to see that your community isn't left out of the future.
It's not just local: The federal transportation director Ray LaHood has established that all modes of transportation should be treated equally. Pedestrian, Bicycling and motorized modes should all be part of every federally funded transportation contract as now directed by the federal transportation department. Here is what Director LaHood wrote in his blog:
"We are integrating the needs of bicyclists in federally-funded road projects. We are discouraging transportation investments that negatively affect cyclists and pedestrians. And we are encouraging investments that go beyond the minimum requirements and provide facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages and abilities."
So federally funded projects must have bicycling integrated into the project. You need to train your engineers and planners in bicycle planning and engineering because it wasn't taught in school.
To become bicycle friendly designated you need to be certified by the League of American Bicyclists and excel in at least one aspect of the criteria while having efforts in the other parts of the criteria. Be Bike Friendly professionals understand the 5 "Es" of obtaining bicycle friendly certification from the League of American Bicyclists. The 5 "Es" are Engineering. Education, Encouragement, Evaluation and Enforcement. Our professional services help you identify the most cost effective way to obtain a Bicycle Friendly Community certification. In any market spending tax payer dollars is a major concern and our consultants help you understand how to spend that money with ROI in mind. Our consultants come on site and conduct hands on or wheels down evaluations of your current community and cycling environment. We identify areas of existing bicycle friendly and how promote those to help with your certification. We seek political and community impressions and meet with local cycling enthusiasts who help give a first hand view on how to become more bicycle friendly. We bundle all of our findings into a final report.
Our engagement begins with the pre-engagement information form. This form is used as a guide to ensure all the needs of our clients are met. It provides us with the contact information, organizational structure and concerns needed to be effective during our time with you. Most engagements are 2 weeks with one week on-site for communities under 75,000. We can also do custom arrangements. Contact us so we can send you the engagement agreement and start you on the path to being bicycle friendly.
So contact us today and see how we can help you become a bicycle friendly community.
Call 678-520-7337 or email us at email@example.com.