Industry News 11/18/2015

B$Z: The Walton Family Foundation Grants PeopleForBikes $100K to Expand Business Leadership Program

The Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to PeopleForBikes in support of its Business Network.

The Business Network of PeopleForBikes works to organize the local, state and federal voice of business behind better bicycling in the U.S. It is the voice for every business that backs bicycling, including the U.S. bicycle industry.

“Everyday more business leaders are promoting the benefits of bikes,” says Jenn Dice, Vice President of PeopleForBikes’ Business Network. “They understand that bikes can help them attract and retain a talented workforce, promote employee health and productivity and power downtown development and retail growth. Our role is to organize these leaders to move the needle for better bicycling. We are grateful to the Walton Family Foundation for giving us the means to share and help replicate the economic development success stories that bikes bring to cities and towns.”

This grant will help PeopleForBikes ensure that more community leaders know the rewards of investing in bike infrastructure, better bike policies, and increased access to trails.

The Walton Family Foundation’s backing will also enable PeopleForBikes to pinpoint and showcase the business and economic development benefits of bicycling by congressional district.