One of Atlantic Station’s largest employers, Square has earned recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Business from the League of American Bicyclists. With this designation, Square joins the movement of nearly 1,400 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies across the U.S. who are proving a commitment to creating accessible workplaces for people who arrive by bike.
Square—a force that has transformed payment transactions with the introduction of its compact signature card reader—calls Atlantic Station home for its Southeast outpost, with its office located in the LEED-Gold certified BB&T office tower.
“At Square, we’ve built a culture around bike commuting,” says Micah Wedemeyer, who serves as a bike mentor for Square’s Atlanta office. “The culture is fueled by our crew of passionate bike commuters who go the extra mile to help fellow employees try out biking to work coupled with the bike-friendly amenities our office offers—such as private showers, changing rooms, and secure bicycle storage. Our bike commuters support fellow employees along every step of the journey–from helping them identify an accessible route and bike for their new commute to holding lunchtime bike rides to our favorite local pizza spot.”
ASAP+, the Transportation Management Association for Atlantic Station, supported Square in its pursuit of the Bicycle Friendly Business designation, working with the team to build its bicycle offerings to employees and apply for the certification. Square offers indoor bike storage, shower facilities for employees, and participates in Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s bike classes as well as regional campaigns like Biketober. Square also works with ASAP+ to extend to its employees programs from Georgia Commute Options, including Guaranteed Ride Home, $150 for switching their commute from driving alone to biking, and monthly prizes for bike commuting.
“When places make it easier for people to choose to bike, they are building safer, stronger, and better-connected communities,” says Bill Nesper, Executive Director of the League of American Bicyclists. “When more people are biking to work or shop, life is better for everyone.”
If you’re a business at Atlantic Station interested in becoming a Bicycle Friendly Business, get in touch with ASAP+ by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the League’s Bicycle Friendly Business program: www.bikeleague.org/business