Burien Public Works installs 24 Bike Racks around Burien Wednesday morning

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Photos courtesyy Samir Basmeh, Maintenance Manager for the City of Burien.

UPDATE 6/13/13 10:20 a.m.: As Screenwriter/Director Phil Alden Robinson wrote: “Build it and they will come.” 

In Burien’s case:

“Install them and they will come.”

“It was with great pleasure that I saw this bike locked up to one of the bike racks yesterday just hours after Public Works finished installing the 24 racks in the public right-of-way along SW 152nd,” said Maureen Hoffmann of WABI Burien. “I’ve heard from other folks through Facebook that they, too, had already used the racks yesterday. Bravo. This was a good thing for Burien!”

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Photographic proof that one of the brand new Bike Racks is already being used.


“Let the bikes roll in Burien!”

Wednesday morning (June 12), starting at 6:30 a.m., the Burien Public Works crew installed 24 bike racks in the public right-of-way, as part of WABI Burien’s new sponsored Bike Rack program (read our previous coverage here).

The racks can now be found along SW 152nd, as well as other areas scattered throughout the city (NOTE: once the logos are installed, look for The B-Town Blog branding near the Seahurst Post Office and Burien City Hall!).

The other 17 racks, of the 41 total, will be installed at selected private property locations (commercial shopping centers) once arrangements have been made with all of the property owners. The sponsorship plaques will be installed after all agreements have been completed and the plaques have been produced.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony coming June 29!
On Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m., WABI Burien and the City of Burien will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate this project and the availability of these new racks in the community. The ceremony will be held in front of Bumbershoot Books on SW 152nd. Come join in the applause and celebration.

The Downtown Burien Bike Rack Project has been a focus project of WABI Burien for almost 2 years, and has involved WABI board members, the City of Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department, Burien Public Works Department, the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board and community bike rack sponsors. All thanks goes out to the many people that have taken part in this project.

Here’s a map showing locations of all 41 bike racks:

View 2013 Burien Bike Rack Project in a larger map

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