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City hopes bicycle racks will prompt Fernie residents to leave their cars behind

Parking in the downtown core is a major concern for the public, but the motion to install eleven new bike racks may be a valid solution.


The city plans to install five bike racks on Second Avenue and six on side streets running adjacent to Second Avenue.


“As far as going ahead and putting these in downtown, I think it’s just a natural and appropriate transition to a more walkable and bicycle friendly downtown,” Councillor Willard Ripley said.


“It’s helping the downtown change from what it used to be, a lot of vehicle traffic, to a friendlier place that people will use bicycles in.”


Twenty-two racks will be installed throughout Fernie, with the project costing the city $31,218.

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