Sundridge could install bike racks downtown
Bike racks may be arriving downtown Sundridge Village.
Staff have been instructed to review their prices after City Council discussed a letter from local resident Caroline Miller asking the municipality to consider installing racks.
Miller told the council she regularly rides her bike downtown and puts the goods she buys in panniers attached to her bike.
She told the council that having bike racks helps cyclists lock up their bikes while they run errands.
Miller added that the Foodland grocery store and the library both have bike racks.
She asked the council to consider putting lockers either at the post office or at the nearby pharmacy.
“It’s not a big expense,” the adviser said. Fraser Williamson.
“We can easily get bike racks. They will also encourage people to get outside and exercise.
Com. Enzo Seca accepted.
Seca added that the racks weren’t meant to prevent bike theft, but rather “somewhere to store your bike so it doesn’t fall off”.
Council supports Miller’s suggestion and staff will then price brackets and see what works best for the municipality.
Staff are expected to report back to the board at the September 14 meeting with pricing and different styles.
Rocco Frangione is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter who works at the North Bay Nugget. The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the Government of Canada.