CYCLISTS can now keep their bikes in good working order thanks to a public bike repair station.
The station at the northern end of Clarko Reserve in Trigg features tools for riders to carry out repairs to their bikes along with a foot pump to inflate tyres and a park bench.
From the design stage to installation, the project took five months to complete at a cost of $8500.
As an avid cyclist, Trisha Lee saw the need for a public station for quick bike fixes on the road and approached her local council, Stirling.
“I often cycle recreationally up the coast on my own or with my family; I commute to work in Leederville by bike and my family and I generally travel around our neighbourhood by bike as much as possible,” she said.
Ms Lee said she hoped the repair station would encourage others to cycle instead of driving.
“Having the maintenance pole available will mean everyone has access to the tools they need to keep their bikes in good riding order, which means we’ll all be safer on the roads and bike paths,” she said.
Ms Lee said she hoped Stirling and other councils would continue to support cycling. “I hope they see this maintenance pole as a successful trial, and introduce more of them along commuter routes, like along the freeway bike path,” she said.