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Mayor starts bike rack program

City will provide labor for installation

DIXON – A business or organization that wants to install a bicycle rack on its property will be able to do so for about $300 through a new city program, Mayor Jim Burke said.

As it does for Dixon’s sidewalk program, the city will provide the labor for any business or organization that wants to install a bike rack on its property, if the business or organization buys the estimated $300 in materials.

Burke said the program will promote bicycling in the city, saying he would like to see Dixon become “the most friendly biking and walking city in Illinois.”

Recently, the Rock River Valley Bicycle Club donated five bike racks – two at Heritage Crossing and three others along Hennepin Avenue. The club spent about $1,440 on materials, and the city’s public works department made the racks, giving Burke the idea.

Any business interested in having its own bike rack can call City Hall at 815-288-1485.

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