Roanoke—The Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission, in partnership with Friends of the Blue Ridge, announces a program to provide bike racks to local businesses and organizations. The program will provide an opportunity for organizations and businesses to apply for bike racks, either entirely free of cost or at an exceptionally low rate.
“Safe, secure, and functional bicycle parking is a measure of a bicycle-friendly community,” said Andrea Garland, director of RIDE Solutions at the Regional Commission. “This program will allow communities of the Roanoke Valley to improve their bicycle parking facilities.”
The program’s goal is to provide bicycle parking to areas and destinations that need better access for non-motorized modes of transportation, are underserved, see high numbers of visitors, are popular gathering places, or provide a public service.
“We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of bicycling,” said FBR Executive Director Julie Whalen. “This program will help to make it easier for people to get around by bike, and it will also help to make our communities more bike-friendly.”
The application period for the bike rack program is open now and will run through Dec. 31. More information about the program and how to apply is available at www.ridesolutions.org/bicycleparking.
-The Salem Times-Register