WINNIPEG — Employees at Great-West Life now have a secure facility to lock up their bicycles when they come to work.
Ahead of Bike to Work Day on June 18, the company has opened an 1,800-sq.-ft. bike pavilion at their Osborne Street head office to accommodate staff who utilize active transportation.
The covered pavilion can handle up to 162 bicycles and includes a two-tier rack system for maximum capacity. A pneumatic lift assists cyclists storing their bike in the upper trays of the rack. A bike tune-up station with specialty tools also allows employees to service their bike while on the go. An access card system provides secure, year-round access.
“Biking to work has really taken off in recent years, and for good reason, it’s a great way to stay fit, have fun and reduce your carbon footprint,” said Annastasia Lambert, manager of wellness services, Great-West Life.
“Our new bike pavilion is about ensuring cycling is accessible and secure for all employees. We want to empower people with active transportation alternatives as part of our overall commitment to investing in the financial, physical and mental wellness of our workforce.”
The bike pavilion was designed by Prairie Architects.