Jamf, CORBA, and Former City Planner Honored for Bicycle-Boosting Efforts
E.C. bicycle and pedestrian committee gives out annual awards
Among its many accolades, the City of Eau Claire has gained a reputation as a forward looking community when it comes to accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians. Now, for the second year, the City of Eau Claire Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has issued awards to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit groups who are working to make the city and region healthier and more livable through bicycle and pedestrian advocacy. The recipients of the recently announced Eau Claire Bicycle Pedestrian Community Service Awards are as follows:
• A business award went to Jamf, the software firm with an office on Riverfront Terrace, for providing bike storage, locker rooms, and loaner bikes for its employees. BPAC notes that Jamf also subsidizes public transportation and sponsors bike-friendly events in the Eau Claire area.
• In the nonprofit category, the winner was CORBA (a.k.a. The Chippewa Off Road Bike Association) for promoting mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and snowshoeing through acquiring, building, and maintaining trails around the Chippewa Valley. They also sponsor a youth mountain biking group and organize many events throughout the year.
• Pat Ivory, retired senior planner for the City of Eau Claire, was honored in the individual category for working on the city’s comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan, helping guide the BPAC from its inception until his retirement in 2020. Ivory worked on Safe Routes to Schools and Eau Claire’s Complete Streets plan. He also established Eau Claire as a bronze-level bicycle friendly community through the League of American Bicyclists.
Learn more about the City of Eau Claire’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee by going to eauclairewi.gov.