New Bike Racks Delivered To Carolina Beach Elementary School

The Town of Carolina Beach purchased 32 bike racks to place at public areas throughout Town. The first two were delivered to the Carolina Beach Elementary School on Tuesday September 24th. The Town of Carolina Beach purchased 32 bike racks to place at public areas throughout Town. The first two were delivered to the Carolina Beach Elementary School on Tuesday September 24th.

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By / Local News / Wednesday, 25 September 2019 15:37

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina received a delivery of 32 bike racks earlier this week. On Tuesday two of those racks were placed at the Carolina Beach Elementary School on Clarendon Avenue.

Town of Carolina Beach Project Manager Jerry Haire explained, "The idea for new bike racks came out of discussion by the Town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee last winter. There was consensus that there were far too few racks around Town and there was a real need as part of the Town’s overall goal to provide a safer and more functional system for bicyclists and pedestrians."

Haire said the Town and Committee conducted a survey and identified 34 locations for new racks. That included all public beach accesses, the park at the Carolina Beach Lake on Lake Par Blvd, the Parks and Recreation Center behind Town Hall, Mike Chappelle Park off Dow Road, Town owned parking lots where special events are often held and Carolina Beach Elementary School.

Haire explained, "A bike repair station and air pump station were also purchased for the new Island Greenway trailhead at Mike Chappelle Park. Total cost for the equipment was $25,670, funded by the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority (TDA)."

The TDA uses revenues collected through a Room Occupancy Tax on hotels, motels and vacation rental properties.

Those funds are used for beach nourishment projects, tourism promotion and tourism related expenditures.

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