8 locations around Cambridge
Install 8 bike repair stations with tools and bike pumps around the City for cyclists to quickly, easily, and freely fix routine bike problems. Locations include 2 libraries, 2 T stops, 3 parks (includes Inman Sq), and Fresh Pond Parkway.
With the increase in biking as a method of commuting and as a recreational activity, this is a civic project that will support bike use and a healthy lifestyle. Locations include:
- Alewife T stop area/Minuteman trail access
- Central Square library (see photo)
- East Cambridge - Valente Library, near Donnelly Field, Mother’s Gold Star Pool Berkshire/Cambridge Streets
- Inman Square - Vellucci Plaza
- Fresh Pond Parkway - entrance at community building
- Memorial Drive area, near Corporal Burns Park or Riverside neighborhood park
- North Point Park - near playground or park entrance
- Porter Square - across from T stop on Somerville Ave.
The City estimates that each repair station will cost $1,500.
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Yuki Yamada commented 2015-03-24 12:17:47 -0400Lee – There’s usually a host of tools, including a bike pump, wrenches and tire irons for tube replacement, various hex keys and screwdrivers for tuning/tightening of brakes, pedals, water bottle cages and fenders, etc. I think there are even cone wrenches on some of the stations, for wheel and hub adjustment. The repair station itself functions as a bike stand, so it’s comfortable and easy to set your bike in the stand and work on it. There are a couple of these types of stands on MIT’s campus if you want to see one in action – between the student center and Zesiger athletic center, and then I think there is one over near the Stata center, maybe tucked between the daycare’s play area and Vassar St? I’m not sure absolutely certain if that’s exactly where it is, sorry!
Lee Farris commented 2015-03-23 15:14:27 -0400What kind of repairs can you do? What tools will be available? How about oil or other lubricant? Agree that maintenance will be needed.
Troy T commented 2015-03-21 11:10:47 -0400Great idea. Important that there is budget for maintenance. The pump on the existing one at the library has let my tyres down a couple of times.