New Bike Repair Station Installed at Main Library
Stuck without tools and need to fix your bike? Luckily, the city’s efforts to be bike friendly have resulted in the installation of a free-to-use bike repair station conveniently located near the Alameda Main Library. The bicycle pump and tools station expands the city’s mission to promote eco-friendly travel options.
Located at the corner of Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue, the new service is called a Dero Fix-it Station. Features include: a rack to hang a bike, tools including tire levers and wrenches along with a very sturdy bicycle pump. For help with repairs, cyclists can use the Quick Read (QR) code on the front of the stand to view detailed instructions on a smart phone.
“Alameda is a great place to ride a bike, and the library wants to be of assistance if you need a simple do-it-yourself repair,” said Library Director Jane Chisaki. “The idea is that bicyclists could do a quick repair any time, and then be on their way.”
Funded by a donation from the Alameda Free Library Foundation, the fix-it station is one of the first in Alameda. Depending on how well-received this fix-it station becomes, others are being considered for installation at yet-to-be-determined locations along the Cross Alameda Trail.
“Our overall goal is to encourage people to commute to the library, or anywhere in Alameda, by bicycle,” Chisaki said. “The library hopes to offer bike safety or bike repair programs in the future, and provide other needed amenities such as bike parking as well as this repair station.”