A free, coat-check style valet service for bicycles, strollers, and other forms of active transportation is launching this week in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. The service is free, open seven days a week, and will be staffed and located in a secure, covered zone at City Hall, right by the Pandora Avenue cycling route. "The valet service will offer exceptional convenience and peace of mind for those looking to ride downtown, particularly for families, commuters and visitors," said Mayor Lisa Helps. "This pilot project is one of the ways we are working to improve bicycle parking, attract new riders and deter bike theft in the city." Other city initiatives include bike parking upgrades and the installation of new bike shelters at schools and community centers across the city.

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