Grant money provides new bike racks around Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – New bicycle racks have been installed around City of Jonesboro buildings and parks, thanks to an $11,000 grant received last year.

The grant, received through the University of Arkansas Cooperative Exchange Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention, provides funding to cities for projects promoting healthy living.

The green, concreted racks will provide safe and easy locations for riders to park their bikes while visiting city-owned parks and facilities.

“It’s no secret that Jonesboro is a biking community, and we want to do all we can to make our public spaces amenable to cyclists,” Mayor Harold Perrin said. “Bike racks are a no-brainer, and once our trail project comes to fruition, I believe Jonesboro will become a tremendous cycling community.”

Parks and Recreation Director Wixson Huffstetler said racks are in every city park, at the Municipal Building at 300 South Church St., and the University of Arkansas Extension office on Washington Avenue.

“We’re glad we have this grant and that we are continuing to move in the right direction to make Jonesboro a more bicycle-friendly city,” Huffstetler said.

Press Release – City of Jonesboro

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