Bicycle Repair stations are content-sensitive stands that include all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat tire to adjusting brakes and derailleurs, and are designed to handle all types of bicycles. Air pump includes pressure gauge which ensures proper inflation pressures.
The tools are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel aircraft-grade cables and tamper-proof fasteners. Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making necessary adjustments.
Users can easily scan the code on the station with their smart phone to access a variety of tutorials on how to perform bike repairs.
Earlier this year, Commissioner Arriola’s office reached out to the Transportation Department with a desire to acquire and install a few bicycle repair stations similar to one recently installed in the City of Coral Gables.
Pursuant to this request, the City’s Transportation Department conducted research of available products and acquired two (2) units from two (2) different manufacturers so that performance and durability of each of the units can be compared in the field for purposes of future acquisition and installation of additional units throughout the City.
To minimize the risk of vandalism, the first unit was installed near the Police Station at Washington Avenue/11 Street in South Beach.
The second station will be installed in North Beach at a location to be selected by the Transportation Parking and Bicycle Pedestrian Facilities Committee (TPBPFC) at its September 11th, 2017 meeting (The meeting is held at 1755 Meridian Ave. 2nd floor. Please attend your suggestions will be welcome). Potential locations include Ocean Terrace, Bandshell Park and North Shore Park and Youth Center.
As part of the pilot program, the Transportation Department will monitor usage of the existing stations to identify the preferred product to be used for additional installations throughout the City.
The City’s communication efforts will include a press release, social media, e-newsletter inclusion, a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and a mention in MB magazine.