This Spring we have tried to support parent and school administrator efforts to promote children biking to school. This photo is of two of our Event Bike Racks being used at Cunningham Park Elementary School. We have had three racks at Wolftrap Elementary since their Bike & Walk to School effort in May. What we see at these schools and at the Vienna Farmers Market is strong interest in being able to use a bike for transportation. The presence of a bike rack makes this more convenient and increases the participation.
Budgets are tight everywhere. A demonstration project like the one depicted in the photo can show the use and need for placement of a bike rack. Think about where a bike rack could improve the use of bicycles as transportation. Perhaps we can work together on a test to prove the need for a permanent rack.