Students at Richmond High and Kennedy High currently have to lock up their bikes on fences, but that will soon change as the city has announced the upcoming purchase of 72 bike racks to be placed at the high schools and other city locations.
The $11,160 in vouchers derive from a Bay Area Air Quality Management District bike rack program. The city’s Engineering/Utilities Department has submitted successful applications for the funds for three straight years, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay’s latest weekly newsletter.
The purchase of 72 racks will create a total of 186 new bike parking spaces in Richmond.
The order will particularly benefit Richmond High and Kennedy High, “where bikes currently have to be locked up to fences,” Lindsay’s newsletter reported.
Here’s what the full order will include (the images above are examples of the style of racks to be purchased):
“These racks will not only provide new bike parking locations, but will also provide a welcoming statement of the City’s support for active transportation options,” Lindsay’s newsletter stated.
The installations are expected in spring or early summer.
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