The Town of Normal is installing the first on-street bicycle rack in downstate Illinois this week. Town planner Mercy Davison says it is going into the Uptown area. She says there will also be fixit stations.
Current bike racks on sidewalks are often overcrowded and Davison says the town wants to reserve enough sidewalk space for pedestrians and on street cafe dining. Davison says the stall will hold 14 bicycles. She says it will be removed in winter months. Davison says putting a bike rack on the side of the street may even be a signal encouraging motorists and bicyclists to share the road as equals.
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