Local Motion creates new position to help businesses improve Vermont economy & well-being through better biking and walking. Local Motion recently hired Ross Saxton to fill the newly-created Business Partnership Manager position. Saxton's focus is working with Vermont businesses and organizations to make investments-- both within and outside the business--in bike-walk infrastructure and programs that support active transportation.
Saxton, who has a background in partnership development, says "Engaging Vermont's businesses to help our state become more bike and walk-friendly is such a simple and fun way to improve the vitality of our downtowns and the productivity and health of ourselves."
Saxton is reaching out to businesses across Vermont about opportunities for engagement. Interested businesses are encouraged to contact Local Motion about opportunities to get more involved with active transportation. Included in Saxton's toolbox for improving Vermont's active transportation are free bike commuting workshops, no-cost e-bike and cargo e-bike loans in Burlington, bike rack design and sales services, downtown bike parking improvement work, and Bicycle Friendly Business application assistance. Additionally, Saxton leads business membership and sponsorship opportunities that simultaneously enhance Local Motion's capacity and provide valuable, unique marketing packages for businesses to tens of thousands of active people.