Published on 11 February 2013
11 February 2013
Three bicycle repair stations worth a total of $2,500 are being installed at the University of the Sunshine Coast to help give students and staff the tools they need to adopt cycling as a travel mode.
Each station will have a frame with arms to hang a bicycle and a series of wires attached to multi-purpose tools including spanners, a screwdriver and a tyre lever.
USC Facilities Management Operations Assistant Josephine Gorring said repair stations had already been installed at the Transit Centre bike station and at USC’s Bike Hub, while a third would soon be made available near USC’s Art Gallery.
Ms Gorring said the Bike Hub was growing in popularity as a secure, end-of-trip facility offering bicycle parking, gear lockers, toilets and showers.
“In partnership with Spin City Cycles, USC also will be holding six free bike clinics this semester for students and staff to learn how to use these tools to repair their bikes,” she said.
“The clinics are also a way for people to find other cyclists to travel to campus with, or to arrange social bike rides.”
Ms Gorring said the first clinic would be held during Orientation Week at 8.30am on Thursday 21 February at the Art Gallery Piazza.
“We want to let new students and staff members know there are alternative transport methods to campus,” she said.
More details about USC’s bicycle facilities are featured on the University website.
— Julie Schomberg