Urban is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by the Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia as a Bike-Phriendly Business. The firm was one of three companies honored for going above and beyond to encourage and support employees who bike to work.
“As someone who bikes to work almost every day, I have seen unparalleled support to me and my coworkers from Urban,” says Kate Mundie, an Urban employee and urban cycling enthusiast. “It is important to me that my employer takes my mode of transportation seriously.”
Headquartered in Philadelphia, Urban provides many amenities for its employees to commute by bike. In addition to a free gym that has showers and changing areas, the firm has a private bike locker area where employees’ bikes and belongings can be left in a secure place away from the elements. There is also an Urban bicycle and helmet that can be signed out and taken for a ride to a local meeting or on a lunch break. The Philadelphia office is conveniently located to most forms of public transportation, and is nearby an Indego bike share location. Earlier this year, the firm was recognized by Bicycling magazine as one of America’s Top Bike-Friendly Workplaces.
Outside of Philadelphia, Urban's New Jersey office has a gym, and its Erie office has a shower for employees who want to bike, walk, or run to work. All employees of the firm are offered various fitness and wellness incentive programs to stay healthy. Individuals can sign up to participate and need to reach 240 hours of activity per year. They get $240 at the end of the year if they are able to complete the hours. Urban offers a Wellness Program through Viverae where employees can go on and complete webinars, quizzes, and more to earn points. If an employee earns 300 points by the end of the year, they will receive a $100 gift card. The firm offers wellness lunch and learns throughout the year about different wellness related topics.
The Bicycle Coalition works to make bicycling a safe and fun way to get around for anyone in Greater Philadelphia. They advocate and educate in support of safe streets for bicycling and walking in the Philadelphia region.