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Town to have more bike racks


Farragut’s Municipal Planning Commission took up an ordinance to require more bicycle racks at its meeting Thursday, Dec. 19.

“What this ordinance would do is establish that there would be some kind of bicycle space every 5,000 feet,” said Ruth Hawk, Town community development director.

“As the Town becomes more bicycle friendly and pedestrian friendly with our bike lanes and everything else, we are going to see an increased demand for this,” she added.

Hawk showed FMPC members photos of bike racks from other cities across the nation, including a few shaped like fish or, perhaps a little obviously, bicycles.

The new requirements don’t affect existing businesses at all, but in the future, new businesses constructed would be required to construct bike racks.

“If you accommodate, people get creative with how they use it,” Hawk said.


The motion was unanimously approved and will be taken up next by Farragut’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

The Planning Commission also conducted two training sessions, one on low impact development practices and another on Tennessee Code Annotated 13-4-104, on why state law requires planning commission review.

 

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