Do you work for a larger employer in Cambridge? What percentage of people bike to work?
Talk to your manager, HR representative, and see if the company could support employees getting to work in a healthy and sustainable way.
Here’s the platform we’re asking businesses to sign:
As an employer in Cambridge, we support the creation of a citywide network of protected bike lanes that provides a safe, reliable, and healthy transportation option for our customers and employees as an urgent priority.
If your employer is ready to sign, please ask them to visit our Business page. Not sure what to say to your employer? If you’re writing an email, feel free to get started by using our copy below:
We are working to improve safety for cyclists of all ages and abilities by building a network of protected bike lanes across Cambridge. Support of local businesses is crucial to pushing the city to create safer bike infrastructure in Cambridge. We are reaching out to see which business owners are interested in helping make a safer city a reality by publicly signing a platform in support of safe bike infrastructure in Cambridge.
The platform is below:
As a local business owner in Cambridge, we support the creation of a citywide network of protected bike lanes that provides a safe, reliable, and healthy transportation option for our customers and employees as an urgent priority.
Sign our platform here. Your public support of the platform is also super helpful in demonstrating that there is broad support among both residents and business owners for improving bike safety in Cambridge. We plan to post which businesses have signed onto the platform on our website and to promote those businesses on our mailing list (a couple thousand members and growing, primarily Cambridge residents).
The Cambridge Bicycle Plan, which we are asking the city to build out as quickly as possible, is also available. The network of lanes with a few reasons why it should be built can be found here.
Questions or updates? Email us at: email@example.com.
Some sample letters from the London campaign:
- crowding on buses, parking issues (similar to Red line crowding)
- cites % of employees that cycle, plus ways the company encourages it (showers, lockers)