Maple Ridge’s Artistic Bike Rack Unveiled
Bike racks are an important piece of infrastructure necessary to promote the use of bicycles for transportation. The District of Maple Ridge Engineering and the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Bicycle Advisory Committee recognize this and are working to promote the installation of bike racks for the use of cyclists patronizing local businesses.
The hope is that local business owners will sponsor their own artistic bike racks in designs that would reflect the focus of their business. Anyone interested in doing this should contact Maple Ridge Engineering, Front Counter at Maple Ridge Municipal Hall to start the process.
This particular bike rack was manufactured by Dero Bike Racks using one of their designs.
During Bike-To-Work-Week 2010, Vancity was awarded a Golden Spoke Award from the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Bicycle Advisory Committee for their bike rack (see photo to the left) that incorporates the Vancity “V” logo. This particular bike rack is at their branch at Lougheed and 228 Street. There is another similar bike rack at their Meadowtown Centre branch in Pitt Meadows.
I’d be interested in hearing your comments about bike racks in the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows area… are there locations you have noticed that could use a bike rack? Or existing bike racks that are not easily accessible due to placement? Or maybe some really great bike racks that I should be posting photos of?