Ikea is our new hero! Last week, the Swedish company revealed 12, 400 bicycles as a holiday gift to each and every employee at all of their 37 U.S. locations. Citing health and environmental reasons as the impetus for selecting a bike as the 2010 employee gift, Ikea US President Mike Ward stated, “We hope this bike will be taken in the spirit of the season while supporting a healthy lifestyle and everyday sustainable transport.”
We understand that not all companies can afford to be so generous. However, employers can work with goDCgo’s Employer Services to learn more about healthier, sustainable transportation alternatives to driving, which can be included in a customized transit benefits package to offer employees. If you’re looking to freshen up your transit benefits, check out “BikeBrand Your Biz,” a program designed to make businesses more bike-friendly. goDCgo can help you do some or all of the following:
- put together a bicycle commuting reimbursement benefit
- secure a free bicycle rack to be installed in front of your building
- apply for a Capital Bikeshare corporate membership
- supply your office with bicycle resources and maps
- and much more!
The more employers can do to make businesses more bike-friendly, the healthier and happier their employees will be, resulting in lower absenteeism and higher productivity. Click here to learn more about how to BikeBrand Your Biz and call us at (202) 299-2186 to find out how goDCgo can help.
By Anne Factor at goDCgo