Sunday, October 7, 2007

With new racks, city aims to become more bike-friendly

NEWBURYPORT - Start pedaling.

A local environmental group - with help from city officials and local businesses - has installed downtown's first three bike racks in an effort to cut down on the number of cars in the downtown district and increase the number of bicycles.

The racks on Inn Street are small black structures that blend in well with the downtown landscape and can hold two bicycles each. Liss Campbell, co-founder of Seacoast Energy and Environmental Design Coalition, said the racks cost about $250 each.

"As many as we can put up, we will," Campbell said.

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