The City of Melrose recently completed the installation of new bicycle racks throughout the community. The 10 racks were installed to assist residents who choose to bike instead of drive. View the complete list of locations on the City website or pick a location map up at City Hall (Planning Department).
Melrose took advantage of the MAPC Regional Bike Parking Program, which provided full reimbursement of the cost of purchasing the racks. (The Boston Region MPO, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the
Federal Highway Administration have provided generous funding to enable 100 percent reimbursement of the cost of eligible bike parking equipment bought through
this program.) Locally, the Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield grant covered the shipping costs and installation was completed by the City Department of Public Works.
“I am pleased that we were able to utilize this regional grant funding to purchase new bike racks throughout the city. Cycling is a great form of exercise as we continue to promote healthy living here in Melrose through the Mass in Motion Grant. These bike racks will offer additional transportation options to visitors to our downtown and small business districts,” said Mayor Rob Dolan.
A special thanks to all who were involved in bringing these new bike racks to Melrose: Mayor Robert Dolan, Director and City Planner Denise Gaffey, Public Works
Director John Scenna, Parks Director Joan Bell, Melrose/Wakefield Health Director Ruth Clay and their staff.
Give them a try! Lock your bike to one of the new
racks, and email your photo and caption to Mass in Motion Grant Coordinator Kara Showers at email@example.com. Selected photos will be featured on the new Mass in Motion Melrose/Wakefield website.
You’ll see those located on Main Street as you Bike to the T on Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. For more information, visit the Melrose Energy website.
Mass in Motion, an initiative of the Mass
Department of Public Health, is focused on promoting healthy eating and active living by
changing the environment in which we live, work and play. This 5 year grant focuses on improving the affordability, availability and accessibility of
healthful foods and increasing physical activity opportunities.