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Friday, August 15, 2014

Hey, Mayor Joe, Can I Have A Bike Repair Station For the Community Path? My Birthday Is On Sunday :)

After walking Fresh Pond on Monday, I noticed this Bike Repair Station by the restrooms. What a cool addition to the Community Path this would make, don't you think?

So, considering my birthday is Sunday, I was wondering if I could get some consideration from Mayor Joe to include one on the Community Path or in Lexington Park for use by Community Pathers?

The station has a great design that allows users to fill up tires and includes several tool options for all those crazy things that can happen to your bicycle when you're pedaling around.

If this design isn't good enough...could one of our Artisan's Asylum crafts-people come up with a better design for Villen use?

If we want to be the most bikeable place on the planet, it would be nice to have convenient options like this to keep our bikes in tip-top shape.


12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool!

Anonymous said...

...and Mayor Joe,please include a First-Aid station for those Seniors,handicapped, and children who get hit by bicycles. Don't forget it's a walking path too.

Anonymous said...

And add some violins to play for people who are always trying to pick fights against bicyclists online.

Anonymous said...

Make it a string quartet so that all involved can hear the "fight" because of those bicyclists who bring the critique upon themselves; such as the one who sent my grandmother to the hospital while she and a friend were walking the path.
He brushed her aside when attempting to pass them both.

Anonymous said...

Bring on all the violins at your disposal Mayor, there are too many bicyclists out there deserving to be "fought with" along with stupid drivers.

Anonymous said...

Hey, at least rollerblading mostly fell out of style. Those guys used to hog the whole path.

B

Anonymous said...

Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

B

Anonymous said...

Asking the mayor to:... "add some violins to play for people who are always trying to pick fights against bicyclists."....You can include the Mayor and city government officials and police as "trying to pick fights against cyclists...." (good luck with that).... by what Courtney posted below as a lead item, as an effort by the powers-that-be who recognize the safety problems some bicyclists continue to present for pedistrians on sidewalks.

Walking on the Community Path is tantamount to walking on a sidewalk.

Have you noticed the city has not painted bike lanes on sidewalks; only on streets.








Ward Five said...

By what I posted where? Confused by your comment.

Anonymous said...

Ward 5: I messed up. My intent was to reference the readers to what you put up as a lead item on Monday, August 11 entitled: "City officials aim to curb cycling in business districts." More so the last paragraph there.

Apologize for creating the confusion.

Anonymous said...

There is a pump at the bike rack by the Library. Anyone know of others in the city?

B

Anonymous said...

Years ago many bike owners had a tubular type hand pump attached to the frame of their bike, most often came with the bike. Guess its gone the way of the rear fender,

BTW---if cyclists want to know what's expected of them by law they should google and read Mass General Law Chapter 85, Sec. 11B.

For one: they are expected to comply with all laws pertaining to motorists; one being in compliance with one way streets; and many safety rules and lighting equipment required for after dark travel.

One safety rule of interest.
The cyclist must have at least one hand on the handle bar at all times.