Thanks to our friends at REI, Inc. who granted FBO a $10,000 grant, Flagstaff Biking Organization was able to provide 72 bike racks at 27 FUSD, charter, and private schools in Flagstaff (see list below), and will help make sure that that every school in Flagstaff has convenient, functional, secure bicycle parking.
Although many schools in Flagstaff have some bike racks, almost all of them are either a not very functional design or are in poor condition.
In addition to the $10,000 grant from REI, the City and FUSD are each contributing $4,000 to cover the entire project cost of $18,000. The City’s share is taken from the Safe to School portion of the 2000 Transportation Tax.
The new bicycle racks are made by Arizona Correctional Industries, a self-funded program within the Arizona Department of Corrections that helps inmates gain work skills and make restitution. The same racks are used commonly throughout the NAU campus.
Special thanks to Kim Austin, Safe Routes to School Coordinator who worked with FUSD to get them on board; and Kevin Parkes – former Bicycle Advisory Committee member, current Transportation Commission chair, and recently retired from the Nat’l Park Service – who volunteered for us and worked with all of the charter and private schools to include them in the project. Both of them did a fantastic job!
|School bike rack project – orders|
|Mt. Elden Middle||4||40|
|Puente de Hozho Elem||3||30|
|Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy||1||10|
|Flagstaff Community Christian School||1||10|
|Flagstaff Junior Academy – Elementary||1||10|
|Flagstaff Junior Academy – Middle||2||20|
|Haven Montessori School||1||10|
|Montessori School – Westside||1||10|
|Northland Prep Academy||2||20|
|Pine Forest School||3||30|
|Ponderosa High School||1||10|
|San Francisco de Asis School||2||20|
|The Peak School||2||20|