Bike repair station makes Mt Barker cycle-friendly

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Cr Marie O’Dea at the new bike repair station.
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The Shire of Plantagenet is encouraging residents to hop on their bikes with the installation of a new community bike repair station.

The bright blue station, called a Cycla Fixit, has popped up in Wilson Park on Lowood Road, made possible through funding from the Department of Transport’s WA Bicycle Network Grant Program.

The station is kitted out with tools such as hex keys, screwdrivers, wrenches, and tyre levers to tackle the most common problems for bike riders.

Riders can scan the QR code on the station to bring up bike maintenance support and tool instructions.

It features a bike stand to conveniently hold the bike above ground level, so pedals and wheels can spin while repairs are undertaken.

Shire chief executive Cameron Woods said the stand would make Mt Barker more cycle-friendly.

“The bike repair station will allow riders to complete on-the-go maintenance and repairs, ensuring they can safely reach their destination on any given day,” he said.

“Whether your tyres are a little flat, or your chain has dislodged, there is a multitude of tools available to assist people to get back on their bikes and keep moving.”

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