Denver businesses, you have until May 28th to submit an application to possibly receive a FREE bike rack from the city!
It looks like the Denver Public Works (DPW) is hitting at the heart of encouraging Denver to ride bikes by providing businesses bike racks.
Taking advantage of the program is also a no-brainer for any business that likes money, which I’m betting is all of them. Shoppers and diners who arrive on bikes spend 24 percent more per month than those who arrive by car, according to DPW.
“Nothing says you care about people on bikes like providing bike parking,” said BikeDenver Executive Director Molly North. “Each investment the city and private businesses make in bike parking has a huge impact on encouraging people to bike instead of drive. Having a safe place to park your bike is priceless.”
Here’s how it works: Businesses can apply online for standard U-shaped racks, a bike corral, or an “alternate” rack. Bike corrals are certainly the sexiest option, and they’ll reward any business that invests the $1,000 to install them. The U-racks are free for businesses who qualify, but supplies are limited: DPW has $90,000 for the program this year and $50,000 for the year after.
Where does the city think we need racks?
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