NEW BIKE RACKS HELP WAKEFIELD RESIDENTS STAY ON THE MOVE
The Town of Wakefield has recently completed the installation of new bicycle racks throughout the community. The racks were installed to assist residents who choose to bike instead of drive. View the complete list of locations on the Town website or pick a location map up at Town Hall (Public Works Department-Engineering counter).
Wakefield took advantage of the MAPC Regional Bike Parking Program, which provided full reimbursement of the cost of purchasing the bicycle racks. (The Boston Region MPO, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration have provided generous funding to enable 100%
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 Town Department of Public Works.
A special thanks to all who were involved in bringing these new bike racks to Wakefield: Town Administrator Steve Maio, Planner Paul Reavis, Public Works Director Rick
Stinson, Melrose/Wakefield Health Director Ruth Clay and their staff.
Give them a try! Lock your bike to one of the new racks, and send your photo and tagline to Kara Showers, the Mass in Motion grant coordinator (email@example.com). Selected photos will be featured on the new Mass in Motion -Melrose/Wakefield website www.mimmelrosewakefield.com.
The two located at Vets Field are right next to the Wakefield Farmers Market—bike over to the last market on Sat Oct 20th from 9a-1p!
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.