Editor's note: The December 2017 issue of Seattle Business magazine includes a feature story on the bike-to-work movement in Seattle. Read the full story here.
A new ranking shows that the Seattle area is home to some of the most bike-friendly companies in the country. Bicycling magazine released its inaugural list of Best Companies for Cyclists, and four Seattle area companies made the list.
· No. 7 REI (Kent)
· No. 13 Tableau (Seattle)
· No. 16 Allen Institute (Seattle)
· No. 23 Zillow Group (Seattle)
REI’s Seattle-weather-appropriate electric bicycle drying racks and donations to outdoor community initiatives were part of reasons behind the Kent company’s high ranking. Tableau notably has 14 percent of its employees biking to work; Allen Institute’s Wednesday-night bike rides have visited more than 50 local breweries; and Zillow covers its employee's bike-sharing fees and has bike storage at the Seattle HQ.
The magazine had more than 200 workplaces take the Best Companies for Cyclists survey, and the list will appear in full in the magazine’s Jan/Feb issue. Topping the list was Fort Collins, Colorado, and Asheville, North Carolina-based New Belgium Brewing, the makers of Fat Tire.
“We’re excited to introduce the top bike-friendly workplaces list,” says Bicycling Editor-in-Chief Leah Flickinger. “This list comes at a significant time when there are more bicycle commuters than ever before, and it’s companies like these that make it possible. We’re seeing notable trends, including that more than 80% of the companies on the list offer organized bike rides for employees during the work week and 44% provide bike share fleets for team members to borrow and commute around town to lunch or off-site meetings.”
See the full list here.