The City of West Hollywood has been looking at additional ways to improve mobility for bike riders recently and has announced a program to install bike racks in commercial areas.
Do you or your customers frequently bike to your place of business? If so, you can now take advantage of the new program that offers free inverted-U bike racks to area businesses. In an effort to become a more bike-friendly community, the City of West Hollywood is one of the first in the nation to offer free bike racks and installation on public right-of-way and easily accessible private right of ways for businesses
The bike rack program is being funded through a grant by Metro’s Bicycle Transportation Account. The grant is focused on providing safe and convenient parking to bicycle riders throughout the city.
Bicycle racks provide easily accessible and quality short-term parking options for customers and visitors. Inverted-U bike racks are designed to park two bikes with two points of contact. These racks provide a stable and secure location to park bikes and are virtually maintenance free.
The public right of way is City owned property, such as sidewalks, street parking spaces and the street itself. The private right of way is property owned by a private entity and not by the City of West Hollywood. The City will provide bike racks on private right of ways that are easily accessible from public right of ways. Bike racks will not be provided by the City in areas that excludes the general public, such as inside parking garages.
For more information, or to request a bicycle rack to be installed near or on your business property, please call (323) 848-6328 or visit, www.weho.org/bikeweho to complete an application.
Other bike-friendly initiatives in WeHo recently include the formation of a Bicycle Task Force. That group issued a report with recommendations that were unanimously approved by the City Council on December 5, 2011.
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