Palm Desert is launching an incentive plan that would deliver bicycle racks valued at up to $1,000 each to organization and commercial assets owners all through the town.
The City Council unanimously approved the Unite Palm Desert Bicycle Incentive System on Thursday, setting apart $20,000 in Air High quality Management District funds for the method.
Assets owners can select between 4 rack models – just one shaped like a bicycle a coil rack wave rack or a grid model rack.
At the very least 20 corporations could gain from the software by putting in the racks, which variety from $400 to $1,000 each and every, mentioned Deborah Glickman, management analyst with the city’s financial improvement division.
The city would acquire and set up the racks, and property owners would need to have to preserve them in put for a few several years. The town will be reimbursed at a prorated volume if a organization or property proprietor eliminates a rack right before the end of the 3-yr period of time, Glickman claimed.
The city began conversing about a bike rack incentive program in January as council members and personnel commenced hearing from the community about the increased have to have.
With completion of a portion of CV Link and bicycle lane advancements on San Pablo Avenue and somewhere else in the town, much more folks have been riding their bikes all around city, officers claimed.
“We want locations to also park these bicycles when they go into industrial searching centers,” Eric Ceja, deputy director of improvement companies, claimed throughout a Jan. 13 council conference.
The council permitted the Unite Palm Desert Bicycle Rack Incentive Program 4- Thursday devoid of dialogue. Mayor Professional Tem Sabby Jonathan was absent.
Apps for the racks can be located on the city’s EngagePalmDesert.com internet site, or contact Town Hall at (760) 346-0611 for extra information.
Desert Sun reporter Sherry Barkas covers the cities of La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert. She can be arrived at at [email protected] Abide by her on Twitter @TDSsherryBarkas