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April 12, 2013

Bike repair stations installed

The Office of University Sustainability recently installed two bicycle repair stations on campus.

These "fix-it stations" are located in front of Harrison Hall and near the bike path in front of Heavilon Hall and Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry. They include all the tools necessary to perform basic bicycle repairs and maintenance tasks, including tires, brakes and derailleurs.

The stations include a repair arm, which allows a bicycle's pedals and wheels to spin freely while owners make adjustments. A QR code located on the front of the station offers detailed instructions to help with repairs. Any smart, Internet-enabled device can access the code.

"By installing these stations, we hope to encourage and support on-campus cycling as an alternative, sustainable transportation method," says Michael Gulich, director of sustainability.