WESTPORT – It all started with a photograph of a very good bicycle in a dumpster, in accordance to Westport Bike Committee Secretary Betty Reduced.
Very low remembers that 2020 photograph she took at the Westport Transfer Station.
Low and fellow bicycle fans have made use of it as commitment to start a bicycle recycling application on Earth Day weekend. This year, on April 23 and 24, any town resident — with or devoid of a sticker — can visit the transfer station in lookup of a bicycle or to recycle an old bicycle.
“In the midst of the pandemic, when men and women were being biking in record quantities however bicycle suppliers have been really reduced on stock it appeared a criminal offense to see superior bikes obtaining tossed in the dumpster,” Reduced mentioned.
Minimal reported the software has evolved. In 2020, the committee got permission from the Board of Well being for a indicator at the transfer station that directed folks to recycle bikes at Yesteryear Cyclery in New Bedford.
Quite a few citizens complained that the place was way too significantly.
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Last calendar year, the committee brought the program to Westport but these with out transfer station stickers could not participate.
“This is why, this year, we bought permission for all Westporters to recycle unused bikes on Earth Day Weekend April 23 and 24 … and our committee is normally searching for volunteers,” Lower explained.
She and bicycle fanatics even have a slogan – “take a bike, go away a bicycle and journey a bicycle.”
As much as the regional bike route, several bicycle lovers hope to one particular working day experience a bicycle from New Bedford to Tumble River.
Westport Bike Committee Chairwoman Gail Roderigues documented that associates of the South Coastline Bikeway Alliance fulfilled with SRPEDD previously this thirty day period to slender the feasibility study’s preferred route.
This proposed route will link Fairhaven with New Bedford by way of Dartmouth, then to Westport and Tumble River.
The SCBA acquired a $40,000 grant two yrs in the past to check out probable paths that could link quite a few SouthCoast communities.
For inhabitants wishing to get a bicycle or fall just one off, the committee suggests participants need to stay in the appropriate lane and permit an attendant know that they are there for the bike system. The bicycle recycling location is on the reduced level behind the glass recycling area.
The transfer station is positioned at 72 Hixbridge Highway.
This write-up originally appeared on The Herald Information: Earth Day recycling application urges Westport consider a bicycle, go away a bicycle