Monday, October 27, 2008

Adopt-A-Rack Starts Off at Academy of Natural Sciences

After 6 years of waiting, Philadelphia's Adopt a Rack contract quietly was inaugurated this morning at the Academy of Natural Sciences. 5 new racks were installed in the front and several on 19th Street. Now the Academy is truly a bicycle friendly building.

Ultimately 1500 racks will be installed around the City in locations were property owners, business districts and community groups have signed maintenance agreements. In those areas where business districts or property owners won't sign agreements, the Bicycle Coalition is working with the Streets Department to get racks installed in important locations.

Thank you Streets Department for getting this contract on the ground (and in the cement!).



Anonymous said...

how can i sign up to get one in front of my house?

Joanna said...

Sarah, so sorry to hear about your bike getting stolen. I wrote a reply to your comment on my blog.

Sarah Clark Stuart said...

Contact Darin Gatti at the Streets Department to see if one can be installed at your location. You will have to sign a maintenance agreement. or 215-686-5537

Barbara Ceiga said...

We love our new bike racks! Even with the chilly weather, the racks have been nearly constantly populated with bikes since their installation two days ago.

Thank you to the Streets Department for this great program!