Wednesday, June 8, 2011
 

New bike racks at Kilmer Middle School

Congressman Connolly
cuts ribbon on new bike racks
Kilmer Middle School is located just south of Tysons Corner off Gallows Road. Many kids bike to the school, especially after a short bridge was constructed that links two sections of Wolftrap Road. As we mentioned in an earlier post, bike parking at the school was not sufficient for holding all the bikes. They were parked against benches, the flag pole, etc.

Today the school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of two new bike racks. The racks sit on a very nice concrete/stone pad. Congressman Connolly was present and talked about the need to provide alternatives like bicycling to ease our congestion and pollution problems, especially for short trips like trips to school. Congratulations to Kilmer and especially to Assistant Principal Larry Knighten who made it happen.

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Photo by Jeff Palmer, Spokes, Etc
We would have preferred that inverted U racks were used instead of the grill racks, mainly because any bikes that have fenders or panniers don't fit into the grill slots, and it's almost impossible to use a U lock. These issues aren't a great concern with most kids bikes, so the grill racks should be OK.

See the Vienna Patch article New Bike Racks At Kilmer Draw Visit From Connolly.

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Comments:
Larry shared his thoughts about why he installed the bike racks and Congressman Connolly talked about why Fairfax County DOT's investment was smart on a video in in this post:
http://lastgenerationbc.com/2011/06/administrator-racks-up-a-healthier-school/
 
Larry shared his thoughts about why he installed the bike racks and Congressman Connolly talked about what a smart investment the bridge was for Fairfax County in a video on this post:
http://lastgenerationbc.com/2011/06/administrator-racks-up-a-healthier-school/
 

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