Salisbury Mayor James Ireton, Jr. is pleased to announce that the first of the new Salisbury bike racks will be installed downtown on the Plaza. Join Mayor Ireton on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:30 am in front of Main Roots Coffee for the unveiling.
This Salisbury bike rack is one of 6 that are planned to be installed in the downtown area. Salisbury is working diligently to become a “bike friendly” city. There are a number of projects in the works to make Salisbury more bicycle accessible, especially to Salisbury University students.
“The City of Salisbury is excited to be installing the first Salisbury bike rack on the Downtown Plaza. This rack is in close proximity to the new Camden Spine Route bike path which will be constructed shortly. Additionally, the City has applied for funding to provide additional bike racks in the downtown area,” said Amanda Pollack, Acting Director of Public Works.
Matt Drew, co-founder of Bike-SBY said, “Bike-SBY supports efforts like this to make our city a more Bicycle Friendly Community. Since May 2013, Main Roots has supported cycling by participating in Bike-SBY's Bicycle Friendly Merchant program. Customers who ride their bikes to Main Roots get a 15% discount on purchases, and this incentive helps promote cycling in our community. Adding bike racks in front of businesses will bring more cyclists downtown and promote the area as a destination for merchants and customers.”