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Decorative Bike Rack Makes Debut

Riverhead makes it easier for cyclists to travel around town.

Biking around Riverhead Town just got easier.

On Monday, employees of the Town of Riverhead's buildings and grounds departments installed the first of 18 bike racks that will be sited throughout the community.

The first, one of two "decorative" bike racks, shaped like a bicycle, was placed in front of the on West Main Street. Each of the two decorative bike racks can hold four bikes, he said.

Others, said Nick Attisano of which just moved to East Main Street, will be placed at town beaches, parks, and other areas where residents and guests like to cycle.

The racks, Attisano said, were purchased with a grant from Cornell Cooperative Extension.

The 16 remaining bike racks will be designed as a five-bike "wave rack," he said.

Until for transportation, exercise, and fun at a number of locations around Riverhead.

The bike racks, Attisano said, just facilitate the process. "If you want more people to use bicycles as transportation, we have to provide more places for them to secure them. It's a wonderful thing."

The racks are just the latest in a series of efforts, including the and a , to revitalize the area on the Peconic Riverfront for residents. Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter said he would also like to see in Grangebel Park.

Eva June Roberts-Vazquez June 12, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I'd suggest putting one at town hall so people can bike there to take care of their town business.
Lisa Finn (Editor) June 12, 2012 at 02:33 PM
That's a great idea, Eva. Any other places you'd like to see bike racks around Town?
Eva June Roberts-Vazquez June 12, 2012 at 02:39 PM
I don't recall if there are any at the Town Recreation office, at Stotsky Park. This way one could bike there to register for recreation programs. A great way to promote biking, and if there were flyers and maps there on the counter letting people know where the bike trails and bike racks in Riverhead are located this would be helpful.

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