Healthy Communities is promoting bicycling among its citizens and has purchased bike racks to place around downtown Frankfurt, which will be installed this spring. The bike racks will come in two different designs and painted green for healthy communities. According to Carol Price, the racks will help create a convenient atmosphere for people to make healthy lifestyle choices. “We know that the environment makes a big difference in the choices people make when it comes to their health.” Local businesses are being encouraged to purchase racks to help promote healthy living. Bike racks have already been purchased by churches, local business, and government agencies. The committee is also hoping to create safe bike routes around the community, possibly implementing bike lanes on streets.
The committee is also planning several biking events for the community during the month of May. Events such as Bike-to- Work day, Bike-to-School day, and a community bike ride will be held. Check healthyclintoncounty.org for updates.