What Makes A Business Bicycle Friendly?
Ypsilanti's Non-Motorized Advisory Committee wants to know how residents would define a "bicycle-friendly" business.
It's part of the process of developing a bike friendly business program, where businesses that cater to bike riders and employees who ride bikes to work would get a sticker to put on their store window and be listed on several related websites.
Committee chair Bob Krzewinski says it's all about making Ypsilanti a more bike and pedestrian-friendly community.
"We have an application in right now with the League of American Bicyclists for making Ypsilanti a bike-friendly community," Krzewinski says. "We'll have one in shortly for making this a walk-friendly community, also. And we're extending that out a little bit to try and get businesses into the program, to come up with a bike-friendly businesses situation."
Krzewinski says being recognized as bicycle-friendly would help businesses attract more customers.
He says the Non-Motorized Advisory Committee will be seeking support for the bike-friendly program from organizations involved in development of Ypsilanti's downtown.
Offer your thoughts on what makes a business bike-friendly on the committee's Facebook page.