Transportation
Provide Shower And Changing Facilities For Cyclists

What Is It?

Changing rooms and showers, in addition to safe bicycle storage/bicycle racks and lockers to store helmets and other cycling gear, are all considered amenities that encourage employees to cycle to work. Providing space for cyclists to shower and change from athletic into business clothes enables employees to exercise as part of their work day, with fewer concerns about changes in weather or required business attire.

Benefits

There are a number of benefits of cycling to work for the employees, the employer, and the general public. Cycling improves the employees’ health (thus it may reduce the number of employees’ sick days) and it saves the cyclists’ car maintenance and repair costs. For the general public, fewer people taking their cars onto the road minimizes traffic congestion and air pollution. Studies also show increased productivity after exercising.

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Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Beacon Capital Partners
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • BR+A
  • CB Richard Elllis
  • Community Servings
  • Crittenton Women’s Union
  • Dana-Farber
  • Epiphany School
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Forest City
  • Gillette
  • Jamestown Properties
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • New England Aquarium
  • Nixon Peabody
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Putnam Investments
  • Seaport Hotel
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Synergy
  • TD Garden
  • The Chiofaro Company
  • The Colonnade Hotel
  • TIAA-CREF
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • WilmerHale
  • Zoo New England

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Additional Resources

Examples of Businesses in Boston that Provide Cyclists Amenities

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