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Roseville, Placer County launch Bucks for Bikes

Program aims to encourage bicycling commuters
By: Staff Report
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The city of Roseville and Placer County Transportation Planning Agency recently launched Bucks for Bikes to increase the number of bicycling commuters within the county.

The annual program reimburses Placer County residents ages 18 or older who are employed or attend school within the county 50 percent, up to $200, toward the purchase of a new bicycle from a local bike shop. The program encourages commuting to and from work or school to help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Placer County region.

“The Bucks for Bikes program is an excellent way to promote health and fitness through local commuting, as well as help relieve traffic congestion on our local roads,” said the planning agency’s executive director, Celia McAdam. “I’m really pleased our agency is supporting this initiative that provides those employed in Placer County with the means to purchase a new bike and helps to support local bike shops in the area.” 

Applicants must submit a written quote for a new bicycle from a bike shop within Placer County with their application by March 10. Approved applicants will be notified on March 28 and must attend a free one-hour Smart Cycling Clinic or Basic Bicycle Maintenance class. Applicants have until April 30 to purchase their new bicycle and must participate in the Sacramento region-wide May is Bike Month event to log their miles.

To download an application, visit http://pctpa.net/cmp/bucks-for-bikes/.