Q. Why are there no bicycle racks at Legion Stadium anywhere? There are none at the pool there, either. I live about six blocks from there and wanted to go see a football game. Who would I have to talk to go get something done about this?
A. Bike racks were not identified as a priority when Legion Stadium was renovated in 2000, and public demand has yet to change that stance, according to Amy Beatty, the city’s superintendent of recreation and downtown services.
The stretch of Carolina Beach Road that runs in front of Legion doesn’t include bike lanes, which makes biking to games and events there impractical for most.
Beatty said in 15 years with her department this is the first time she’s heard anyone ask about bike racks, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t be added at the stadium.
“We don’t currently have any funding allocated for bike racks out there,” Beatty said, “but certainly if there was demand, it would be put on a priority list, and we’d look at installing them in the future.”
Until then, Beatty said Legion Stadium users are welcome to lock up their bikes to the fencing around the stadium, provided they are careful not to cause any damage.
To voice concern, Beatty advises calling her office at 910-341-7855 or commenting on the department’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wilmingtonrecreation.
Date posted: October 29, 2013
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