ICF International Sponsors Metro D.C.'s Bike to Work Day 2007
ICF Partners with Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections to Promote Reduced Traffic Congestion and Vehicle Emissions in Washington, D.C.
Fairfax, Virginia, May 15, 2007 -
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) will be co-sponsoring Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18, 2007. Event organizers estimate that more than 6,000 riders will leave their cars at home and bicycle to their jobs in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Cyclists will pass 26 pit stops scattered throughout the region, with thousands arriving at a final rally at Freedom Plaza located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, where local government leaders, including Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, will address the crowd. The entire event is free and open to all.
This is ICF’s fifth year of participation in Bike to Work Day, and this year the firm has a record 78 employees registered to ride. ICF, known for expertise in transportation demand management, smart growth, and climate change, recognizes that transportation is the source of nearly one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States and mobile sources are among the largest contributors to local air pollutants in urban areas throughout the world. The firm is a proponent of events such as this that promote reduced vehicle emissions.
“For the benefit of the environment, public health, and our region’s general livability, supporting transportation options like bicycling, mass transit, and ridesharing is a vitally important initiative for ICF,” said Bob Kwartin, an ICF vice president, energy efficiency expert, and active bicycling proponent. “ICF is committed to conducting business in a manner that sustains the environment and promotes individual health; ICF’s support of bicycling and other sustainable transportation options is a way of addressing both of those goals.”
ICF offers its employees subsidized transit passes, on-site showers, and locker rooms for use by bicyclists, and a shuttle to the nearby Fairfax-Vienna-GMU metro station, in addition to flexible work schedules and telecommuting options for many of its employees. ICF has been recognized as a “Best Workplaces for Commuters” company by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to supporting employee transportation options that reduce motor vehicle emissions.
WHO: ICF will be one of the sponsors for thousands of area commuters celebrating bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work
WHAT: Bike to Work Day 2007—6,000 bicyclists, 26 pit stops throughout the region, and a rally at Freedom Plaza
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2007, 7-9 am
WHERE: Freedom Plaza at 14th and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. A comprehensive list of all pit stop locations can be found at
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.
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