Great news bicycle repair enthusiasts, we are even closer to implementing our pilot run of Bicycle Repair Stations! City Council has adopted and approved the motion to accept the $17,000 grant from the Bikes Belong Foundation we applied for last year, thereby making funds available for the Bicycle Repair Station Business Improvement Program.
As discussed last year on the bike blog this program will see the implementation of 7-10 pilot Bicycle Repair Stations across the city. The product we will be using – Dero’s Fixit Bike Repair Station is equipped with a tool kit and air pump. The Repair Station comes with detailed instructions for a wide variety of bicycle repairs that are just a smart phone scan away.
One of the greatest concerns we heard from the last blog post was security. We will be working with the manufacturer to make the toolkit as vandal proof as possible. We also hope that by placing the stations in highly visible spaces in front of businesses that will care for them as a maintenance partner, we will deter theft with eyes on the street.
By placing these stations near our bicycle corrals and bicycle friendly businesses, this program will create a Bicycle Friendly environment that will contribute to and enhance the larger community.
We are still looking for locations for these stations. Requirements include a maintenance agreement similar to the Bike Corrals and the location criteria outlined in the last post. If you are the owner of a local business who would be interested in having a Bicycle Repair Station outside your establishment, please fill out this form and we will be in contact with you shortly.