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Washington County will install bike fix-it stations at five locations

Posted by on February 25th, 2015 at 9:08 am

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A Bike Fixation stand in action.
(Photo: Bike Fixtation)

The county to Portland’s west is upgrading the bike-friendliness of five of its public buildings with an amenity that’s becoming almost common in the area: self-service bike repair stations.

It’s a benefit to employees and, presumably, anyone else who might get to these Washington County locations on a bike.

County sustainability coordinator Robin Straughan wrote in an email to workers this week that the stations “will be installed this winter/spring.”

“The Bike Fixtation work stands include securely attached tools for repairs, a pump and stand for working on your bike,” she wrote.

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The locations:

· Service Center East near the existing bike racks
· Walnut Street Center east of the front door (under the awning)
· Public Services Building north of the auditorium near the existing bike racks
· Justice Services Building loading dock
· Hagg Lake

It’s a project of the county’s facilities and parks services. The stations’ local distributor is Huntco.

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Please add them at the Garden Home Rec center and in the Raleigh Hills “town center.”

wsbob
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This being a Washington County news story, and since bikeportlands’ forums have more or less become defunct, I’m going to take the opportunity to hijack this discussion a bit to offer a reminder:

To people that bike on roads Farmington, Murray, and Hocken out in Beaverton, the word is that tomorrow evening from 5-7pm over at the Beaverton Community Center(single story building just south of the Beaverton Library.), the county will be making a presentation for community input, on its latest improvement to made to the aforementioned streets.

Improvements to made will include infrastructure changes for walking and biking.

I believe this is the same project that’s been in the works for some while, and that bikeportland covered two or three years ago.

Final note: do a search to make sure I’ve got the date and time of the presentation correct. This was just a word of mouth mention someone passed on to me a couple days ago.

Kiel Johnson (Go By Bike)
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out of curiosity I’d love to see how many people use a fix it stand over the course of a week. my preference would be have a sign next to rack telling people they can borrow free tools from local biz, then they go in and get tools. Promote’s biz, biz connects with more bike riders, and don’t have expensive fix it stands enduring the elements.

Andy K
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Andy K

You want to be bike-friendly? Spend the money on protected bike lanes and traffic calming, then maybe you’ll actually have a need for these stations.

John Liu
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John Liu

I like the idea, but the fix it stations I see are usually vandalized and inoperable after a year.

Eric
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Eric

Fixit station eh? Sounds like a good place to part out a stolen bike…. Let’s put a few on the east bank. whaddya say?