May 30, 2016
Bike Repair Stations Back in Action
Kamloops, B.C. - After some repair work and security enhancements, the City bike repair stations that were discovered missing this past January are now back in service at Riverside Park (pump only, tools coming soon) and McArthur Island Sports & Event Centre.
After the disappearance of the stations early this year, the City was pleasantly surprised to hear how much residents value these shared tools, which benefit not only cyclists but also parents with strollers and people using mobility devices.
Furthermore, this story inspired Urban Systems to fund the purchase of another public bike repair station, which will be maintained by the City as part of its community network. This newest bike repair station will be located on St. Paul Street at 3rd Avenue. This location was selected as it serves an existing cycling commuter route, gets great exposure from the Farmer's Market, and is within view of Urban Systems’ Kamloops office.
“After learning about the stolen bike repair stations, a number of Urban folks came together to explore ways we could transform an unfortunate situation into a community win. This was driven by our collective passion for biking, community vibrancy and environmental sustainability. We hope this gesture contributes to the cycling community of Kamloops,” said John Kenney of Urban Systems.
Urban Systems is hosting a celebration station at the corner of St. Paul Street and 3rd Avenue during Bike to Work Week (May 30th to June 3rd), so be sure to check out the new bike repair station and enjoy some complimentary refreshments to power your pedaling! To register for Bike to Work Week visit www.biketowork.ca/kamloops.
Glen Cheetham, Sustainability Services Supervisor
City of Kamloops
250-374-8311 ext 7220
Cell: 250 819 5771
Faith Bateman, Event Coordinator
Kamloops Bike to Work Week | May 30 - June 5, 2016