Yonkers Mayor Spano Unveils New Bicycle Repair Stations
YONKERS, NY – October 15, 2019 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today unveiled ten new bicycle repair stations installed throughout the city, which will serve cyclists who are in need of quick repairs.
Each bike repair station is equipped with an air pump with a gauge, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a wrench and a multi-purpose tool so cyclists can make adjustments to their bikes while riding throughout the city.
“We are continually working to make Yonkers more bike friendly,” said Mayor Spano. “Complimenting city bike lanes and a bike share program, these repair stations add to the growing list of initiatives supported by the city to ensure that residents and visitors take to the streets, parks and pathways as a means of exercise, relaxation and fun.”
Each of the ten stations is made of recycled and repurposed materials, hand crafted by the Yonkers Department of Public Works. Recycled fence pipe, fence pipe end caps, rubber top and end grips and scrap metal are used to assembly the stations. Each station costs approximately $410 as compared as much as $6000 if bought commercially.
Yonkers Bike Repair stations are currently located at:
· 319 Tuckahoe Road
· 730 E. Grassy Sprain Rd – Yonkers First Police Precinct
· 435 Riverdale Ave. – Yonkers Third Police Precinct
· 404 Walnut Street at Old Croton Aqueduct entrance
· Parkview Avenue at Scarsdale Road
· Bezak Center at Alexander Street
· Otis Drive – Ridge Hill
· Crestwood train station at Bronx River Bike path entrance
· 571 Warburton Ave. - Yonkers Fire Station 8
· 340 Kimball Ave – Yonkers Fire Station 13
Cyclists who utilize any of the bike repair stations are encouraged to “share a repair” and post their picture on Yonkers’ Facebook and Instagram pages @cityofyonkers.
Additional bike repair stations are scheduled to be installed later this month.