By Bruce Cohen - July 17, 2013
On June 17th 2013, Howard County Businesses leaders gathered at the Central Branch of the Howard County Library last Wednesday, July 17th to participate in a Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) Workshop. With representatives from some of Howard County’s largest employers such as Howard County Government, Howard County Community College, the Columbia Association and Merkle, participants learned what it means to create a bicycle friendly workplace and how to encourage and support employees who are interested in riding their bicycles to work. Speakers at the workshop included Anna Kelso from Bike Maryland, President and Founder of Toole Design Group, Jennifer Toole, and Adelline Ntatin from the Healthiest Maryland Program within the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Bike Maryland will follow-up the BFB Workshop with area specific tools to assist employers as they strive towards improving overall workplace wellness through bicycle commuting. This workshop was made possible through a grant from Performance Bicycles and continued support from the League of American Bicyclists.