This morning about 50 bicycle commuters celebrated the installation of a new 12 slot bike rack and the end of the Commute for Cash Challenge at a Bike Breakfast on Garden Street, downtown San Luis Obispo.
After a year and a half of advocacy, the new bike rack on Garden Street (across from Linnaea's Cafe) now provides increased access to cyclist downtown. Many thanks to the Downtown Association's Parking and Access Committee, the SLO Bicycle Coalition and the City of San Luis Obispo for their support on the project. In addition, we'd like to thank Diego from Cal Poly City and Regional Planning for conducting the statistical study on consumer spending by mode choice and Peak Racks for donating extra bike slots. Rideshare and SLOCOG donated the funds to fabricate the racks and a plaque will be placed on the racks in the next few weeks.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us this morning! Bike love was felt by all.
Since October 1st when the Commute for Cash Challenge started, bicycle commuters who registered for the challenge have logged 1,332 trips, rode 9,799 miles, saved $1,248 on commute costs and 6,235 lbs. of Green House Gases! Only a few more days left to log your trip at www.rideshare.org.