City Main Street program gets $25,000, seeking matching funds for bike racks, more downtown | Local Business News

She mentioned something that helps guests and residents spend extra time downtown biking and strolling is sweet enterprise.

“We predict this will help of us keep longer once they come, and as they do, hopefully need to eat, store or just hang around downtown,” she mentioned. “From an financial standpoint, it simply is smart.”

Peterson mentioned the group has labored carefully with Fredericksburg metropolis employees on creating the streetscape plan, and is extraordinarily grateful that metropolis public works crews will assist them set up the racks, corrals and extra once they’re bought. These organizing the venture assume a number of the tools will be added later this yr, and the remaining by spring of 2021.

“They’re going to assist inform us precisely the place to place these additions,” mentioned Peterson, in order that the racks and different new facilities will likely be ADA compliant and in order that sidewalks will stay secure and satisfactory.

She mentioned Fredericksburg Principal Road officers are additionally asking companies to make it identified in the event that they’d like a rack or corral close to their store or enterprise.

Clark, who approached Fredericksburg Principal Road Govt Director Ann Glave about an effort so as to add bike racks, mentioned she’s been glad to assist in the trouble to make downtown Fredericksburg extra bike-friendly.

“My household and I reside downtown and bicycles are our major solution to get round,” she mentioned. “For that to work, it’s important to have a spot to go away your bikes—bike-parking— the place you’re going.”