The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized more than 1,400 businesses across the country that are contributing to the movement to build a more bicycle-friendly America. RDG Planning & Design earned the Platinum designation, making the firm one of just 77 designated Bicycle Friendly Businesses in the country. The Bicycle Friendly Business program recognizes companies for efforts to encourage a more welcoming atmosphere for bicycling employees, customers, and the community. RDG previously earned a Gold designation from the League of American Bicyclists in 2012 and 2016 and a Platinum designation in 2021.

“We are pleased to honor these new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses, who are helping to get more people on bikes in ways that highlight that the benefits of biking go beyond just the individual or the workplace and into our communities,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “This round of awards includes companies and organizations connecting the people who bike in their community to accessible bike share, safe riding resources, group riding opportunities, and so much more. As always, it is a reminder that our vision of an America where every person can safely and easily choose to bike is rooted in every part of a community.”

A group of RDGers bike to work in Omaha, Nebraska.
The League of American Bicyclists leads the national movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone and has been engaging diverse communities to build a powerful, unified voice for change to protect and promote bicyclists’ rights since 1880. Its latest round of business awards recognizes 1,471 total BFBs nationwide, across a wide array of industries and sizes. Though diverse in many ways, BFB companies are united in their commitment to transforming American workplaces into more welcoming places for both customers and employees who bike.

Infographic courtesy of The League of American Bicyclists.
“RDG has a culture that supports healthy lifestyles by providing the incentives and amenities for employees to participate in bicycling activities and commuting,” said RDG’s Judi Brown. “We actively host bicycle-related events at our offices including spring tune-ups, safety classes with rules of the road training, and group rides. Annually, we participate in our state’s bike month events and The National Bike Challenge. To have our efforts recognized in creating a healthier environment for our employees and in turn creates healthier comminutes for us all to live in is such a tremendous validation for our team members.”