Winter Park Installs Bicycle Racks
WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner (January 26, 2009) – The City of Winter Park has installed 34 dual bicycle racks along the easterly side streets of Park Avenue and in various parks throughout the city with grant money provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF). The bicycle rack project was funded by a $26,400 Think-Act-Be Healthy Community Project Grant that was awarded to the city in July 2008.
The addition of these bicycle racks will support the city’s commitment to pursue measures to become a green local government as outlined in the city’s strategic plan which was adopted in 2008. This partnership between the City of Winter Park and the WPHF will also help both organizations to fulfill their mission and encourage bicycling in order to make the community healthier, cleaner and quieter.
In addition to promoting environmental protection efforts, the new bicycle racks will provide a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere and enhance the appearance of the city’s downtown streets. The superior-quality bicycle racks will not interfere with pedestrian traffic and will compliment the ingenuity of the city parks and streets.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the convenient new bicycle racks which can be found at the following locations:
- Park Avenue, Downtown Winter Park
- Farmers’ Market, 200 West New England Avenue
- Cady Way Park, 2525 Cady Way
- Mead Garden, 1300 South Denning Drive
- Azalea Lane Tennis Center, 1075 Azalea Lane
- Howell Branch Preserve, 3090 Temple Trail
- Fleet Peeples Park, 2000 South Lakemont Avenue
- Kraft Azalea Gardens, 1363 Alabama Drive
- Phelps Park, 1701 Palmer Avenue
- Trisman Park, at Trisman Terrace and Detmer Drive on Lake Osceola
- Dinky Dock Park, on Ollie Avenue
For additional information regarding the city’s new bicycle racks, please call 407-599-3225.