The City of Portsmouth Bicycle Racks
PORTSMOUTH, NH – Thanks to a $14,300 grant from the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST), the City has begun installing new bike racks at more than a dozen popular destinations for bicyclists. Funding for COAST's Community Funds Program was made available through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The purpose of COAST's Community Funds program is to invest in community-based improvements that encourage transit-related investments, thereby enhancing mobility options for area residents.
In support of the grant program's emphasis on enhancing mobility, bicycle racks are being installed at sites that are within approximately ¼ mile of existing COAST bus routes including Prescott Park, the Public Library, Portsmouth High School, the Discover Portsmouth Center and Bridge Street Parking Lot, City Hall, Deer Street, Market Square, the Crossroads House, and other locations around the downtown. All of the bicycle racks are "inverted U"style, a design that has become the City standard for bicycle racks. In addition to individual outdoor bicycle racks, the funds have also been used to purchase stackable bicycle storage that will be installed in the High Hanover Parking Garage. More information about these bicycle racks is available at http://www.planportsmouth.com/bike-pedestrian.html.
Providing safe and convenient bicycle parking throughout the City supports the City's goal to achieve Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designation. This designation has been awarded by the League of American Cyclists to over 290 communities in the U.S. that welcome bicyclists by providing safe accommodation for cycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
For more information please contact Juliet Walker, Transportation Planner, City of Portsmouth Planning Department at (603) 610-7296 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.