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Troy pedals out new bike fix-it station

May 16, 2019 02:43 PM

TROY – It's not exactly the most direct route to City Hall, but it certainly looked like a lot more fun. Mayor Patrick Madden was joined by some of his staff, plus folks from the local food access non-profit Capital Roots.

"The end of this year, we'll have installed all around the region 75 bike racks and 15 fix it stations like this and it's those small infrastructure projects that really help create opportunities for people to be mobilized," said Amy Klein, CEO of Capital Roots.

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"National Bike to Work Day" is Friday and this week, May 13-19, is "Bike to Work Week," which began in 1955.

Troy unveiled a newly installed bicycle fix-it station on Thursday, complete with air pump and wrenches at the CDTA Uncle Sam Bus Stop.

"First and foremost, it's fun," said Mayor Patrick Madden. "This is what we did when we were kids. We rode all over on our bikes and we've gotten away from that, but it's easy to get on a bike, ride around Troy. There's facilities such as this, the bike share program."
CDTA and CDPHP also run the bike rental spots around the Capital Region.

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