CWATS Bike Lockers Ready To Rent Across Essex County

Friday June 25th, 2021

Posted at 8:57pm

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Secure and free bike lockers are ready to rent at key locations in each of Essex County’s seven municipalities.

The lockers were funded by the County Wide Active Transportation System’s (CWATS) Municipal Partnership program, through which the County and local municipalities share the costs for enhancements to trails and active transportation corridors.

“This partnership program benefits the residents of Essex County by promoting safe cycling and the increased use of bicycles as a preferred mode of travel,” said Diana Radulescu, Active Transportation Coordinator for the County of Essex. “These lockers provide cyclists a free and secure place to store their bicycles. They are found at high-traffic locations, like municipal arenas and recreation centres.”

Users can access the lockers for free using the Movatic smartphone app, which enables then to open and close a locker using Bluetooth technology. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Cyclists can also conveniently download it by scanning a QR code on any of the lockers.

There is one locker with compartments for two bicycles at each of the following locations:

  • Amherstburg: corner of Richmond Street and Ramsey Street
  • Essex: Essex Recreation Complex
  • Kingsville: Kingsville Arena
  • LaSalle: Vollmer Complex
  • Lakeshore: Belle River Marina
  • Leamington: Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Centre
  • Tecumseh: Tecumseh Arena
  • There are also lockers outside the Essex County Civic Centre in the Town of Essex.

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