NTA achieves gold cycle-friendly employer accreditation

Posted: 25 July 2022 | | No comments yet

In achieving its gold cycle-friendly status, NTA joins a community of European and Irish employers who are using cycling to improve staff well-being and contribute to national decarbonisation and green travel goals.

NTA achieves gold cycle-friendly employer accreditation

Credit: National Transport Authority

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced that it is the latest employer to secure gold cycle-friendly status in recognition of its commitment to cycling initiatives and facilities for employees. By achieving this award, NTA joins European and Irish employers, such as the Department for Transport, Pfizer and Workday, who are also committed to advancing sustainability initiatives through cycling.

The Cycle-Friendly Employer programme is an EU-wide initiative first launched in 2017 by the European Cyclists’ Federation and is part of Ireland’s National Sustainable Mobility Policy. It is active in 14 EU member states and provides employers with an adaptable, actionable model for cycle-friendliness in the workplace.

The certification process assesses onsite cycling amenities including showers and clothes drying, bike access and storage, and bike servicing facilities, as well as cultural and wellbeing initiatives such as cycling weeks, on-boarding information, and community cycling events.

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Cycling Solutions Ireland, the only licence-holder for the initiative in the country, looks forward to working with NTA to introduce the programme to employers across Ireland.

NTA CEO Anne Graham said: “We are thrilled to receive this gold standard accreditation for being a cycle-friendly employer. It highlights the NTA’s commitment to reducing our transport related carbon emissions and to encourage more active travel. We believe as an industry leader that the NTA has a significant role in supporting more of us to cycle to work.”

CEO of Cycling Solutions Ireland, Michael O’Boyle said: “We are delighted to award the gold cycle-friendly employer certification to the National Transport Authority. The NTA is fully committed to delivering Ireland’s decarbonisation goals and achieving the gold CFE accreditation demonstrates this commitment comes from the ground up. We look forward to working closely with the NTA to bring the CFE programme into workplaces throughout the country.”