Carlsbad Village got 20 new custom bike racks this week as part of an effort to make the Village more pedestrian-and-bicycle-friendly
"The racks were installed on sidewalks within the public right-of-way where we've seen bikes locked up to street lights, trees, fountains, and fences. We worked with the business owners when possible to identify the best places to locate the racks," said Bryan Jones, the City's Deputy Director of Transportation.
Creating more parking for cyclists expands the customer base for merchants and improves traffic congestion by encouraging visitors to ride their bikes to the Village instead of driving.
The City's Transportation Department installed the racks.
Urban Place Consulting Group who has worked with the city on getting these bikes racks is also in the process of submitting a SANDAG grant application for 80 more bike racks. Grant winners will be notified in September.