Bike Racks Installed in Downtown Andover
Bike parking in Downtown Andover just got eaiser. The Town recently installed seven bike racks between Memorial Hall Library on Essex Street and the Cormier Youth Center on Whittier Court. And the work is part of a bigger ininiative to make Downtown area more bike and pedestrian friendly.
Seven Locations throughout Downtown Andover
Bike racks are now installed at seven Downtown Andover locations:
- Cormier Youth Center
- Doherty Field
- Elm Square
- Main Street Parking Lot
- Memorial Hall Library
- Old Town Hall
- Town Offices
Interactive Bike Parking Map
Wondering where to park your bike when riding to Downtown Andove? Then click on the map below to view a Bike Parking map showing the Downtown Andover Bike Rack Locations.
Bike Rack in front of Old Town Hall
Made Possible by a State Grant
The bike-parking project is a collaborative effort between Town departments. Specifically, the Planning, Facilities, Public Works, and Sustainability departments. And an $8,000 state grant from the Department of Transportation made it possible.
Bike Parking Improvements Part of Bigger Initiative
The bike-parking improvements are also part of a larger Town initiative. The Town wants the downtown area more accessible and inviting to the general public. And to achieve that goal, the Town is working on bringing Shared Streets to Andover. This effort will make downtown more pedestrian and bike-friendly.
And the Town is trying to bring more public art to downtown. For example, the goal of the Main Street ARTlet is to make the area more inviting and pleasant. Finally, the Town is working on Wayfinding to help people find municipal landmarks and to encourage walking.