The collaborative effort has made great strides in recent months the make Newport a more bikeable city.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Since the inaugural Bike to Work Day on May 20, BikeNewport has coalesced into a representative committee that includes city, schools, businesses, community organizations and resident advocates. Since the May release of the first Bicycle Map of Newport, the organization has gained the necessary funding and partnerships to achieve several advances on its mission to improve and encourage bicycling in Newport: Newport Community Police Officer Jonathan Cortes is a member of the BikeNewport Committee and an active supporter of improving and encouraging bicycling in Newport. “The Newport Police Department in conjunction with Bike Newport is committed to improving bicycle safety and the observance of laws and ordinances regarding bicycle use.This…
BikeNewport.me raised enough money to bring 14 racks to Newport, making the city more bicycle-friendly.
Newport is becoming more bicycle friendly—one rack at time. In an effort spearheaded by community group BikeNewport, Newport will be dotted with 14 new bike racks around the city, thanks to donations from residents and local businesses. Originally, the Steel Yard of Providence offered up 13 racks. According to their deal, if BikeNewport could raise the money for 12 racks, the custom metal work organization promised to donated another rack, free of charge, to the city. BikeNewport did them one better, and the inaugural 12 became 13, thanks to a donation by the Jane Pickens Theater. The Pickens recently had its bike rack installed, which, unlike the anchor-inspired designs of the other racks, is a gate-like structure that can accommodate …