Bicycling Magazine has recognized Lexmark as one of America’s Top Bike-Friendly Workplaces. Lexmark ranks No. 19 out of 25 on the magazine’s inaugural list, announced this week.
The complete list is posted on the magazine’s website and will appear in the January/February print issue.
In applying for the award, Lee Ann Disponett, global sustainability analyst, cited several reasons our Lexington headquarters is a bike-friendly workplace:
- Bike education — Our annual Bike to Work/Traffic Skills 101 class provides strategies for stress-free riding.
- Bike storage — We have secure, indoor bike parking; covered bike storage outdoors; and multiple shower facilities.
- Legacy Trail — The Legacy Trail, which runs through our Lexington campus, provides a safe place for Lexmarkers to ride near work.
- Live Well program — Our Live Well U.S. benefits program offers health and wellness challenges such as the Carless Commute Challenge, which encourages employees to find an alternate way to commute to work to reduce carbon emissions and encourage a healthier lifestyle.
Development engineer Rich Goin is part of a dedicated group of Lexmarkers who bike during lunch a few times a week.
“Having the flexibility to bike at lunch is a really nice benefit of working here,” Goin said. “With the Legacy Trail running through campus, it’s easy to take some time away from work, get some exercise and clear your mind. Lexmark is definitely a bike-friendly employer and it’s great to see the company recognized for it.”
This is Lexmark’s second bicycling award. In 2014, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Lexmark with a Bicycle Friendly Business silver award, which is good through 2018.
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