MTD Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business

The League of American Bicyclists recently recognized the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) with a Silver level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place alongside more than 1,400 businesses across the country contributing to the movement to build a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

“We’re proud to celebrate this round of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses who are investing their resources to not only build up bicycling in the workplace but in their communities as well,” said Bill Nesper, executive director of the League of American Bicyclists. “It takes collaboration to build an America where every person can safely and easily choose to bike, and we applaud MTD pedaling alongside us to power this movement.”

MTD joins a total of 1,480 current BFBs nationwide, including everything from government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, museums, hospitality establishments, bike shops, and other employers, all united in a commitment to transform American workplaces to be more welcoming to both customers and employees who bike.

In addition to its public transit services, MTD actively supports initiatives aimed at reducing single-occupancy vehicle trips in the community. By doing so, they contribute to alleviating congestion and minimizing the environmental impact. The health benefits of public transit, biking, and walking are well-documented, and MTD's efforts further enhance the community's efficiency while promoting safe walking and bicycling amenities.

MTD encourages bicycling as a practical transportation option by equipping all fleet vehicles with bike racks, building bicycle amenities into bus stops, pathways, and shelters, and supporting pedestrian and bicyclist-centric safety resources through their support of the Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School program along with other official community leaders.

“MTD's mission is leading the way to greater mobility. We are proud to demonstrate that commitment through this award from the League of American Bicyclists. Our community thrives when we prioritize mode choice, and bicycling is a low cost, high reward option that many of our riders and employees enjoy,” said Karl Gnadt, MTD’s Managing Director/CEO.

As part of the BFB network, MTD will have access to a variety of tools and technical aid from the League to become even more welcoming to people who bike. When individuals and families bike, great things happen: we lighten our impact on the environment, connect our community, and promote fun, healthy lifestyles.

To learn more about the BFB program, or to apply, visit the League online at