“Mayor Fuller Inaugurates New Covered Bike Racks”

Original post from The Newtonite – 

by Amy Xue,  November 29, 2019

Mayor Ruthanne Fuller cut the ribbon to reveal the newly installed covered bike racks by the loading dock Friday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. Other city officials, principal Henry Turner, and students, including members of the Bike Club, were also in attendance.

Founder and officer of the Bike Club, senior Dina Gorelik, said, “The covered bike racks are helpful because they keep students’ bikes dry on rainy days, making sure that the bike doesn’t rust.”

According to Gorelik, Greengineering students began to design the covered bike racks several years ago. However, students were not permitted to build or install the bike racks, so Bike Newton stepped in to raise money for the project. Newton Public Schools donated to the installation as well.

Junior Grigory Orlov, who bikes to school everyday, said, “I think those bike rack covers are very helpful. It often rains during the school day, and getting onto a wet bike seat is not the most pleasant of things.”

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School Connections Editor’s Note

Covered bike parkings were installed at Newton North High School and Newton South High School this fall thanks to a People for Bikes grant Bike Newton received, assistance from Newton Public Schools and DPW +  donations from Newton residents.