Royal Oak’s New Bike Racks Arrive

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(City of Royal Oak Press Release, May 9, 2014)

Parking your bike in Royal Oak just got easier.

The Royal Oak Department of Public Service installed galvanized circle-frame bike racks onto 10 parking meters poles throughout the downtown area on Tuesday afternoon. Each frame, which includes a handsome bicycle cutout, can safely secure two bikes.

The new bike racks are in step with the objectives of Royal Oak’s Non-Motorized Transportation Plan, which Jim Shaffer KELLER ad blackcalls for the installation of additional bicycle parking spaces to boost local commerce and promote the use of the city’s bicycle network.

After exploring bicycle best practices, bicycle rack models and bicycle parking capacity, the meter bicycle racks were approved by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in February.

“It’s important to have secure racks in close proximity to storefronts and restaurants,” said Jay Dunstan, chairperson of the DDA. “The meter racks are ideal in that regard. It’s a creative solution for adding bicycle parking to our downtown sidewalks, which can be congested.”sidebar012balloonrates

The new meter racks are easy to install and relocate if necessary, Dunstan said.

The city looks forward to receiving feedback from cyclists, pedestrians and the business community regarding the chosen locations and the ease of clamping your ride to one of the new fixtures.

Two on-street bike corrals, which will have dedicated parking for 10 bikes each, are also in the works. The corrals will be located near Third and Main Streets and Fourth and Washington Avenue.

New Harvest Homes NHHThe price tag for the all the new bicycle parking is just under $2,000.

The new meter bicycle racks are located near the following establishments:

-Hamlin Corner

-Bean & Leaf

-Leo’s Coney Island

-Mr B’s

-Sweet Earth / LaFeast

-Astoria Pastry

-Gamestop / BD’s

-Funky7 / Jimmy Johns

-BlackFinn

-the former Franklin Café

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