PRESS RELEASE. What a great idea. I’m looking into getting one.
The San Mateo County Office of Sustainability is offering a limited number of bicycle fix-it stations to schools, community centers, libraries and non-profit partners around San Mateo County.
Fix-it stations are stands that are affixed with the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs and maintenance. Bicycle fix-it stations are key elements of a bicycle-friendly environment, allowing folks to make basic repairs themselves to their bikes at no cost. The stations will likely be of this model: https://www.duo-gard.com/product/bicycle-repair-station-high-security-station/#acc-3
The basic requirements for applying for a station are:
1. The station must be located within San Mateo County
2. Each station needs a 2 foot by 2 foot slab of concrete to bolt into
3. The applying organization will be responsible for taking care of the station, including replacing broken or missing tools and parts
The application will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to organizations who respond by June 18, 2021.
Please feel free to share this with any organization you think would be interested.
For questions, comments or concerns please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikes require maintenance. Our repair stations are designed to stand out, advertise their purpose and provide maintenance tools and services required by all types of bicyclists. This sturdy repair station was developed primarily for areas subject to constant vandalism. Tools can be locked away at night with lockable sliding door. Select a basic set or additional tools depending on your requirements. The optional lockable tool basket offers security for equipment at night or other times as necessary.