PB1 Project Updates: Bike Repair Stations & Bilingual Books


The new PB bike repair station at Riverside City Park

In early July, the Community Development Department installed three bike repair stations in Riverside City Park, Porter Square, and Inman Square.  They will install the remaining 5 over the next few weeks.  City staff ended up testing and choosing this new model of bike repair stations after Budget Delegates brought it to their attention. 

The new bike repair stations feature a pump with a gauge as well as retractable tools on stainless steel cables, including screwdrivers, tire levers, a headset/pedal wrench, cone wrenches, and a hex key set.  Unsure how to use these items?  Use your cell phone to scan the QR code on the bike repair station to look up instructions.  

In addition, the second and final batch of bilingual books arrived in May, bringing the total number of bilingual books purchased with PB1 funds to 501. The Public Health Department's Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative has been circulating the bilingual books to families in Cambridge, who are reading them in English/Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.

To check the status of the other four PB1 winning projects (street trees, Community Learning Center laptops, Central Square public toilet, and outdoor wifi), please click here.


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