City Renewal Authority installed the repair stations to encourage Canberrans to make cycling their preferred mode of transport.
30 July 2020
Commuting to Civic on your bike just became easier with the installation of new bike repair stations.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, bike riding - both for pleasure and as a means of transport - has increased.
To assist with this increase City Renewal Authority has installed bike repair stations at Latin American Plaza, Civic; Lonsdale Street, Braddon and Henry Rolland Park, next to Lake Burley Griffin.
The repair stations have a range of tools and bike pump (with PSI gauge). A QR code is also available to scan so even the most novice bike repairer can soon be on their way again.
Seat a bit low? Raise it with the Allen key. Pedal loose? Tighten it with the handy spanner. Mud guard falling off? Use the screwdriver to secure it. Not enough air in your tyre? Pump some air back in and continue your ride.
City Renewal Authority installed the repair stations to encourage Canberrans to make cycling their preferred mode of transport. This is a habit that many Canberrans have picked up, with bike shops across Canberra reporting increases in sales since late March.
Cycling contributes to a healthier, more active and greener city with less congestion. Additionally, bike riding is a great activity to do with your family and friends whilst maintaining social distancing.
The City Place Managers that helped install the bike repair stands will regularly monitor them. This will ensure that all Canberrans riding around Lake Burley Griffin or into the CBD will be able to finish their bike rides.
With over 500 bicycle racks around the city area there are also plenty of places to lock your bike whilst you enjoy a well-deserved break.
The next time you plan on visiting the city consider cycling in. Thanks to the new bike repair stations, you no longer have to worry about being able to fix a flat tyre or loose part.
For more information on the bike repair stations, visit www.act.gov.au/cityrenewal.