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Breakstone, White & Gluck Named a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business by the League of American Bicyclists
Recognized for our Project KidSafe Campaign Donating Over 15,000 Children’s Bicycle Helmets and Support for Cycling Organizations
Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Breakstone, White & Gluck with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business award. This is a special honor, coming as we complete the fifth year of our Project KidSafe campaign, donating over 15,000 bicycle helmets to children in Massachusetts. We have distributed the helmets in partnership with over 40 community groups, local bicycle committees, police departments and schools.
The League of American Bicyclists announced 58 new and renewing businesses in its Bicycle Friendly Business program today. Breakstone, White & Gluck was one of three businesses recognized in Massachusetts and now joins 1,118 current Bicycle Friendly Businesses across the country, including local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies that are transforming the American workplace.
“The League of American Bicyclists is excited to recognize this latest group of new and renewing Bicycle Friendly Businesses for making their workplaces and their communities safer, happier, healthier, and more sustainable through bicycling,” said Amelia Neptune, Director of the Bicycle Friendly America program. “We applaud these businesses, including Breakstone, White & Gluck, for leading the charge in creating a more bicycle-friendly America for everyone.”
“We thank the League of American Bicyclists for recognizing Breakstone, White & Gluck,” said Attorney David W. White. “With traffic congestion and the high cost of commuting in Massachusetts, our firm’s goal is to support safe and accessible cycling opportunities for workers, school children, college students and communities, as well as cyclists who enjoy the sport.”
White added, “We look forward to supporting the League’s work as part of our bicycle safety outreach efforts in 2018.”
Breakstone, White & Gluck is a Boston personal injury and medical malpractice law firm. Earlier this year, our partners, Marc L. Breakstone, David W. White and Ronald E. Gluck, celebrated our firm’s 25 years of successfully serving clients.
Founded in 2013, our Project KidSafe campaign has donated over 15,000 bicycle helmets to children in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville and across Massachusetts. Our firm has partnered with over 40 bicycle community partners, including Massachusetts Safe Routes to School, Boston Bikes’ Roll It Forward, CYCLE Kids and Somerville Public Schools, the Kiwanis Club of Somerville and Bikes Not Bombs. Each year, we partner with 10 police departments, including the Boston, Cambridge, Quincy and Everett police departments. Please visit our website for a list of our partner organizations.
As part of our Project KidSafe campaign, our attorneys participate in the National Bike to Work Day at Boston City Hall Plaza each May, distributing free helmets to cyclists who need a replacement and to workers who want to start riding. For the past four years, we have also supported Boston Bikes, a City of Boston program, and MassBike in campaigns to distribute bike lights. Massachusetts law requires cyclists to use bike lights to stay visible after sunset and before sunrise.
Breakstone, White & Gluck is proud to support MassBike and Boston Cyclists Union in advocating for cycling safety and several clubs, including the Northeast Bicycle Club, New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) and Charles River Wheelmen.
About the Bicycle Friendly America Program
The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. Through its Bicycle Friendly America awards, it recognizes businesses, as well as states, communities and universities. Massachusetts is currently ranked the 4th most Bicycle Friendly state. Eleven communities have earned bicycle friendly awards, including Cambridge and Somerville, which have Gold Level awards. Learn more about the program here: www.bikeleague.org/BFA or read the most recent Bicycle Friendly Business award list.