More bike racks added in downtown Kannapolis

More bike racks added in downtown Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) - Kannapolis has added more of the popular bicycle racks to the downtown.

One is located near North Research Campus Drive at the Plants for Human Health Institute building. The other is in the parking lot of the NCRC Medical Plaza Building on Watson Crick Drive.

Funding for the racks was provided by a grant from the North Carolina Rail Division. Two racks are already in place at the train station.

The public is welcome to use the racks to store their bicycles during the day as they enjoy downtown or while they are traveling on the Amtrak train.

The project is not only practical but serves as public art. We would like to thank Hilbish Ford who professionally painted them so they are eye catching and a beautiful addition to the North Carolina Research Campus and our downtown.

Users simply lift the lid, roll the bicycle into the unit, and lock the cover with your own U-lock or padlock. Each BikeLid unit holds up to two full-size bicycles. For added security, bikes can also be locked to BikeLid's interior steel frame, using a U or cable lock.

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