School Bike Rack Seed Fund Requirements

Cycling is a viable mode of transport for students and staff at Hamilton schools. $600 is available to schools to only cover the capital cost of bike racks.  The following criteria must be met to be eligible for a grant:

  1. School must have (or be creating) an ongoing School Travel Plan
  2. School must meet with Smart Commute Hamilton to complete a site analysis. This will determine the appropriate location and number of bike racks to be installed
  3. School/school boards will be responsible for future maintenance costs
  4. School acknowledges Smart Commute Hamilton and Metrolinx as financial contributors in printed materials, including small decals (provided by the city) to be placed on the bike racks. Logo and artwork available on request
  5. School acknowledges that the City of Hamilton accepts no liability for the construction, installation, operation, destruction, or theft of the bike rack
  6. Bike rack installed must be a multi-ring bike rack (see photo below)
  7. School submits a completed application form to the City of Hamilton
  8. School submits an invoice for grant money to the City of Hamilton after the bike racks have been purchased and installed on the school’s property

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