TTC launches bike repair stations at 10 subway stops
First repair station unveiled at Davisville stop
The TTC has launched a new program that will put self-service bike repair facilities at 10 stations by the end of September.
TTC chair, Coun. Josh Colle, unveiled the first repair station at the Davisville stop on Tuesday morning. Nine more stations will be included by the end of the month, and the program will spread to all stations within a year.
The repair stations will include most tools needed to repair bicycles, including wrenches, Allen keys, screwdrivers, an air pump and wheel chock. All equipment will be secured with steel cables.
The TTC chose the 10 stations based on specific criteria, including whether the station already had bike racks, proximity to bike paths and trails, and bicycle commuting trends in the neighbourhood.
The 10 stations that will get bike repair facilities first are:
"The TTC is committed to enhancing mobility options in Toronto," Colle said in a statement. "By adding bicycle infrastructure at TTC stations and on buses, we've made it easier for our riders to complete the first and last mile legs of their trips."
Earlier Tuesday, Brad Ross, head of communications for the TTC, tweeted a photo of the bicycle repair area outside Davisville Station.
The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TTC?src=hash">#TTC</a> just made cycling in Toronto a little easier. Announcement at 10 am with <a href="https://twitter.com/JoshColle">@joshcolle</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bikeTO?src=hash">#bikeTO</a> <a href="http://t.co/XhgiZC5vlP">pic.twitter.com/XhgiZC5vlP</a>—@bradTTC