Description of the project

For 9 years AVK runs the contest to identify the most cycling-friendly business. The contest proves to be popular among large employer, therefore, it has even higher potential to affect transport behavior of their staff. That includes introducing early announcements (e.g., during spring Bike2Work Day), providing consultations to registered participants on how to improve their cycling facilities, establish long-term cooperation with headhunting companies or CSR associations for boosting the awareness among companies. 

The purpose of the competition is to promote cycling in the city, in particular to work, and the development of cycling infrastructure in the city. Becoming bike-friendly, companies thus show their active position on the way to a comfortable city.

This project is new for Ukraine. One of the main focus in this project (and innovation as well) that contest encourage local business to become bike friendly, so cycling become more popular for citizens and more interesting for municipality to develop it.

Contest Best bike-friendly employer involved this year 13 companies.

It means, that approximately 17000 employees have access to quality bicycle infrastructure every day, including safe bicycle parking, shower, changing room, repair tools and many others. As a result, at least 15% of them become frequent bicycle users and all of them are have a choice to use eco friendly transport to get to work.

Solves global goals

Sustainable cities ans communities

Increasing the number of people getting a bike to work, accelerates the development of bicycle infrastructure of the city. Companies that havn’t won the competition will be presented next year, preliminarily improving their own infrastructure (they equip or improve bicycle parking, procure branded bicycles, create their own bicycle park for employees, etc.), carry out outbound bicycle corporations).

Partnerships for the goals

The partnership in the project provides an opportunity to expand the competition throughout Ukraine, as demand is already there, as well as the growing interest of companies in the development of cycling in different cities of Ukraine.

Sustainable cities ans communities

Increasing the number of people getting a bike to work, accelerates the development of bicycle infrastructure of the city. Companies that havn’t won the competition will be presented next year, preliminarily improving their own infrastructure (they equip or improve bicycle parking, procure branded bicycles, create their own bicycle park for employees, etc.), carry out outbound bicycle corporations).

Partnerships for the goals

The partnership in the project provides an opportunity to expand the competition throughout Ukraine, as demand is already there, as well as the growing interest of companies in the development of cycling in different cities of Ukraine.

About the applicant organization

Kyiv Cyclists’ Association (AVK) is a non-profit, non-partisan member organization that works to strengthen the voice of current and potential cyclists and to promote cycling as a sustainable, safe and fun urban transportation.


Project partners

Pact in Ukraine

Corporate Social Responsibility Development Center

Velikiyu and Next.bike

Site for job search Robota.ua

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