Bicycle racks now installed in downtown Emporium.  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Emporium Borough and Cameron County School District joined forces in the project.

Two racks donated for the project needed to be retrofitted for installation.  Cameron County High School students Michael Clingan, Ebon Jackson, Josh Lane and Ryan Chilcote under the direction of Cameron County High School teacher, Tom Gelnett shortened the racks and welded installation brackets.  Members of the Emporium Borough Streets Department installed the racks near the intersection of East Fourth and Chestnut Streets on the south side and near the intersection of Cherry and East Fourth Streets on the north side of the Fourth Street.

Making the downtown easily assessable to those using the West Creek Rails Trails continues to be a focus of the chamber.  “It is important to invite trail users into the downtown, so they can relax on a bench and stroll into our restaurants and shops while knowing that their bike is secure,” says Tina Johns Solak, chamber executive director.  This month the chamber fielded several phone calls from people living out of the region inquiring about the trail.  “It is hoped that the trail use will pick up this season which means more customers for our locally owned businesses on Fourth Street,” Johns Solak continued.

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