MoRA installs new bike racks along Monroe Road

Art, News

By Stephanie Marshall

Cyclists on the Monroe Road corridor have new places to park and explore!

MoRA recently created 12 custom-designed bike racks funded in part by a 2022-2023 Infusion Grant.

The bike rack project reflects MoRA’s advocacy for affordability, mobility and opportunity for all by improving likeability along Monroe Road, an eight-mile cross-section of Charlotte home to nearly 20,000 residents.

“We’re thrilled to see these new racks in our community and focus attention on biking, bike paths, and modes of getting around Charlotte other than by car,” said MoRA board member Kathy Hill.

The eye-catching teal racks were designed in collaboration with a local fabricator and through conversations with cyclists, urbanists, cycling advocates and local government employees to ensure both functionality and flair. Each bike rack has a panel that, in a second installation phase, will showcase a local artist’s work.

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“I love this addition to one of my favorite spots in town,” said George Marshall, a Sardis Woods resident. “These bike racks show cyclists that we are welcome and add whimsy!”

Where to find them:

Where should the next racks go? Community input wanted!

Two bike racks still need a home. Know a good spot? Let us know by sharing your suggestions here. We’re also considering making more bike racks and would love feedback.

Monroe Road Advocates (MoRA) is grassroots group of volunteers from Monroe Road neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, and schools. We’re connecting community in the corridor from Lupie’s/7th Street to NC-51.