For the second consecutive year, SvR hosted the A/E Bike-to-Work Challenge. The challenge ran during May, encouraging employees to commute to work by bicycle. Twenty-two Puget Sound-area architectural and engineering firms competed this year for the Golden Helmet Award, which is awarded based on a formula that includes: total miles ridden; percentage of firm participants; and percentage of trips made. The 22 firms fielded 368 riders who commuted 43,075 miles by bike during May. At the month’s end, awards were given for the firm with the highest percentage of riders, the top three individual riders, and the firm with the highest adjusted score.
In this year’s challenge, SD Architects won the Firm with the Highest Percentage of Riders award. SD Architects had three out of four employees riding to work in May or 75 percent of the office. Runner ups included SvR and BOLA Architecture + Planning.
The top rider in the Challenge was Notkin Mechanical Engineers’ Igor Rozanski at 1,018 miles. Other top riders included Chris Robertson of Shannon and Wilson at 854.7 miles, and Joe Llona, formerly of TetraTech, at 768.5 miles.
The 2008 winner of the Golden Helmet is SvR, also last year’s winner, with an adjusted score of 1,763.06 miles. In May, SvR rode 4,462 miles in 682 trips with 32 out of 43 employees commuting by bicycle. LMN was runner up with an adjusted score of 761.13 miles followed by Mithun with an adjusted score of 756.92 miles.