From the Comox Valley Echo
Artistic twist to new rural bike racks
Several new bike racks have appeared in rural areas of the Comox Valley, and their novel designs are turning heads as well as wheels as they are far from the standard urban installations.
Drawing on money from federal gas tax refunds, Comox Valley Regional District ran a design competition and worked with businesses and organizations in the three electoral areas to have the racks positioned at convenient spots for cyclists.
“One of the benefits of living in the Comox Valley is the web of rural roads that provide scenic cycling routes,” said CVRD board chair Edwin Grieve, who represents rural Area C.
“When cyclists are now travelling through our rural areas, they can find racks in ten spots where they can securely fasten their bikes while they have a rest, or grab a coffee and a snack.”
The racks were provided in a partnership between the regional district and the individual businesses or organizations that provided the space to locate each one as part of a wider program to encourage cycling.
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