BikeLab: Bike Repair Stations

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Bringing bike repair stations to the streets of Vancouver.

School:

SFU

Department:

Centre for Dialogue

Course:

SFU Semester at CityStudio

Instructors:

  • Duane Elverum
  • Janet Moore

City of Vancouver:

  • John Clelland | Active Transport

Student Team:

  • Kevin Chan | UBC
  • Emily Louie | SFU
  • Andrea Sanchez | SFU
  • Ryan Trasolini | UBC

Strategy:

  • Greenest City Action Plan

City goal area:

  • Green Transportation
  • Transportation 2040

Summary

BikeLab provided three key deliverables:

  • determined ten potential sites for bike repair stations in Vancouver
  • piloted bike repair stations at two of the potential sites (to be evaluated)
  • delivered a plan for the implementation of the remaining eight bike repair stations

Each bike repair station may be used without cost and includes basic tools for quick maintenance. Each pilot location used a different model of bike repair station: one from Urban Racks Company and one from Dero Bike Racks Company. The first station was installed at Science World near the “cycling corner” on April 6th 2013. The second station was installed at the 111 W Hastings entrance to Woodwards on April 10th 2013. Both stations will be maintained by volunteers of the Vancouver South Lions Club.

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