Tuesday, October 26, 2010

FABB receives grant for bike light giveaway, bike racks, and bike commuting seminars

Today FABB learned that we received funding from Transurban, one of the companies involved with building the HOT lanes project, for bike light giveaways, purchase and installation of bike racks, and funds for conducting bike commuting seminars.

Last year FABB received a grant from Transurban for our first bike light giveaways. Many people depend on bicycles for transportation and must ride at night. Providing front and rear lights helps ensure they will be visible and safe. Last year we installed approximately 160 sets of lights at four bike light giveaways.

This year FABB again applied for funds to purchase lights. We expanded our application to include funds for the bike racks that will be installed in places lacking adequate bike parking along the HOT lanes corridor. We will also be conducting bike commuting seminars at large corporations in the corridor. At the seminars we talk about bikes and other gear needed for commuting, clothing strategies, safe cycling skills, and bike route map resources.

Thanks to Transurban for supporting bicycling in Fairfax.

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