City installs 22 bike racks in Dickson Street area

New bike racks were recently installed in the Dickson Street area.

Photo: Dustin Bartholomew, Flyer staff

City of Fayetteville transportation workers on Tuesday installed 22 new bike racks on and around Dickson Street.

City workers on Tuesday work to install a new bike rack near West Avenue in Fayetteville

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The racks are the second set to be installed in Fayetteville in the past few months, and Peter Nierengarten, the city’s director of sustainability and strategic planning, said there are more to come.

“This is phase two of about three or four,” Nierengarten said. “We’re still going to add more on Block Avenue, and in a few other areas.”

The racks are being installed after a study of existing bicycle racks in the Downtown Master Plan determined that additional bicycle parking is needed around the square and on Dickson Street. The first 20 racks were installed on the square earlier this summer.

In addition to the handful of racks installed along Dickson Street, some were also installed along West Avenue, on Spring Street, and in the city-owned parking lot behind Dickson Street.

The racks were fabricated in-house using a pipe bender owned by the city, Nierengarten said.