Columbus Underground reported yesterday that the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID) has received a $490,000 US Department of Energy grant for various bicycle parking facilities in downtown parking garages. This is great news since secure bike parking is often one of the major barriers to getting more people to commute to work by bicycle.
Capital Crossroads Announces New Biking Facilities
By Walker | November 18, 2009 4:30pm
Another big announcement coming out of the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District annual meeting this afternoon is that a $490,000 grant was received from the Department of Energy for the addition of new bike facilities throughout Downtown. The grant will fund the development of new bike shelters, bike lockers, and additional bike parking within existing parking garage structures. These new facilities will be spread out to around dozen locations where workers are likely to benefit for commuting purposes and residents are likely to benefit for recreational riding.
“The increases in bike commuters demands better facilities downtown, and better facilities will undoubtedly increase the number of bikers,” said said Cleve Ricksecker, Executive Director of Capital Crossroads, in a press release issued earlier today. “This is a needed and welcomed addition to our downtown fabric as we continue to maintain our role as one of the most sustainable districts in the region.”