Bike racks set for downtown

Sandra Mudd

Using a four point approach to downtown revitalization that includes design, organization, promotion and economic vitality, the downtown streets of Glenrock are set to undergo their first step in revitalization with 14 new bike racks.

“The bike racks will add several elements to the downtown: functional, colorful, vibrant, wayfinding, historical and cultural,” Community Development Director Kasey Drummond said. Individual bike racks were sponsored by local businesses and will represent the history and culture of Glenrock with their chosen design.

“The sponsoring businesses chose from hundreds of designs and we are very excited to proudly display the bike racks when they are completed,” Drummond said.

McGinley Manufacturing is producing the bike racks for $365.00 each and all 14 are currently in production. Once finished, the chosen business design will be showcased in the middle of the rack. At 24 inches wide by 36 inches tall, the racks will be strategically placed around downtown with four on each side of Birch Street at 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Streets.

“More are welcome and there is always time for a local business or even families to sponsor one that can be dedicated in memory of a loved one,” Drummond added. Additional projects scheduled for the upcoming year include: fresh paint on all flower boxes and pots to include planting vibrant flowers to fill the pots and planters, finishing the design and dedication of Annie’s Park (Pocket Park), installing additional benches and trash cans, new artwork for Cielinski Way, and two murals painted by artist Arcy (www.arcyofficial. com) in July.

“Glenrock Main Street and Glenrock Economic Development Corporation (GEDC)have partnered together on numerous Wayfinding and Traffic Calming projects in our downtown,” Drummond explained adding that these future projects are a result of the recently adopted GEDC Economic Strategic Plan and Glenrock’s Comprehensive Development Plan.

Main Street programs throughout the country are practicing the four point approach, according to Drummond, and through this downtowns are once again coming to life.


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