Cycle-friendly Employer

Resources - Employer Guide

SPARC publishes the Cycle-friendly Employer Guide, a new resource that offers all the information that you need to plan and implement cycle-friendly programs at your workplace:

Cycle-friendly Employer Case Studies

Cycle-friendly workplaces offer facilities and programmes such as:

  • secure parking for staff and visitors
  • changing rooms and showers
  • laundry facilities
  • maps, route information
  • intranet site containing route information, discussion group, lunchtime rides
  • discounts at local bike shops
  • BUGs (bicycle user groups)
  • green transport plans
  • flexible working hours
  • access to bike tools
  • participate in events like BikeWise Business battle, triathlons, cycling events
  • bikes for at-work use
  • financial support (loans to buy bikes, mileage allowance)
  • senior staff lead by example
  • encouragement to cyclists.

Cycling can make an important contribution to the success of your business or organisation.

"I thought of that while riding my bike." - Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity

Healthy Employees are good for business.

Many New Zealand businesses have discovered the benefits of being cycle-friendly. Here are some of their stories.

Case studies illustrate a range of cycle-friendly programmes:

BUGs in the Workplace
To assist you with the process of establishing a BUG we have provided a list of successful Bicycle User Groups that are currently active throughout New Zealand. These groups are happy to share their experiences with you:

Auckland City Council
Contact: Andrew Trevelyan
Bicycle User Group

Contact: Paul Bruce
Bicycle User Group

Massey University
Contact: Christine Cheyne
Bicycle User Group

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