Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Downtown Cleveland Alliance reports more places to park your bike

The October issue of the DCA's newsletter had this item of interest to local bicyclists:

Everyone seems to be doing it - bike racks are popping up in cities throughout the United States. Over the past 10 years, Chicago has installed nearly 10,000 new bike racks. Their heavy duty, stainless steel based, corrosion and theft resistant bike rakes have become the standard in New York City as well as our beloved Cleveland. Starting in 2006 and with the funding support from the NOACA Transportation Enhancement Program, approximately 500 new bike racks have been installed throughout the city. Cyclists will find a heavy concentration of racks in destination neighborhoods, with the greatest number in downtown and University Circle. So far, the Mayor's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee has received a great deal of positive feedback and regularly requested by building management and restaurants to install more. The hope is to install additional racks within the next few years, but a funding source has yet to be identified.

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