Hi Fellow Cyclists!
Notice that Waltham has a problem with having a lack of racks? Our bikes need a safe spot when we hang out at the park, run errands, commute, etc… We need more racks. Lots more. People come up with interesting and creative ways of locking up their bikes, or sometimes, even piggy backing off of other bikes. We’re requesting that more people take action and write a letter to the Mayor to secure more racks. This is the perfect opportunity to install new racks with the slated construction of Moody and Main Streets.
Please feel free to copy/paste the template. Thank you kindly for your participation and ongoing support!
Dear Mayor McCarthy:
I would like to express my support for the consideration of bike rack installations in the Moody/Main Street sidewalk renovation project.
Currently, the only racks available in the entire area are at the Waltham commuter rail stop and these are frequently at capacity and unavailable to those that wish to stop at businesses.
The bike racks will provide a safe place for cyclists to lock up and avoid the ‘creative’, and often ugly, measures that have to be taken in order to find a place to safely lock up abicycle. Bike racks will be a clear indication that businesses in the area welcome bicycle traffic.
Inconvenient and poor bicycle parking is a serious detriment, and is a reason, that many cyclists will choose not to visit a building. Increased use of bicycles will stimulate local business while helping to relieve traffic congestion.
I urge the city to investigate the best placement for bicycle racks in this area.
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