In a continuing effort to enhance the bicycle network within the City of Trenton, the Healthy Trenton Coalition has been working on a branded, citywide bicycle rack project with opportunities for sponsorship. This project is designed to make it easy for residents to stay active by providing multiple locations to park their bikes, while promoting the Healthy Trenton Initiative and local sponsors.
Phase No. 1 of the project focuses on 12 city-owned properties. The plan is to expand the project in the future to additional locations through partnerships with private businesses.
With a financial commitment of $500, a sponsor’s logo will be affixed to a designated rack for a period of three years.
“The program is being very well received by the community,” said Joann Gonyea, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We launched the campaign at the beginning of March and already have 10 bicycle racks sponsored.”
The goal is to have the racks installed in May, just in time for the busy bicycling season.
The Bicycle Rack Campaign is a part of Trenton’s ongoing Bicycle Network development, which includes the much anticipated West Jefferson Greenway Trail spanning from Grosse Ile Parkway to the International Wildlife Refuge Gateway, scheduled to be complete in late summer. The addition of sharrow lane (shared lane, typically placed in the travel lane to indicate where people should cycle) markings along Harrison Street and Riverside Drive will be in place by the end of May.
For more information regarding the Bicycle Rack Sponsorship program or Trenton’s Bicycle Network Development, contact Trenton Parks and Recreation at (734) 675-7300.