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MARTA adds bicycle repair kiosks, racks at stations

Posted on July 7, 2016

Atlanta cyclists can now ensure their bicycles are secure and road-ready by using the new self-service repair kiosks and bike racks installed by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

The conveniently located racks are part of MARTA’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for cyclists to use the transit system, and more are scheduled for installation. The repair kiosks were paid for separately by a crowdfunding campaign sponsored by IOBY (In-Our-Back-Yards) an organization that helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time.

Equipped with the necessary tools for bike maintenance and repair — from inflating a flat to tightening handlebars — the sturdy repair kiosks manufactured by Dero are another way MARTA connects with its customers. The first kiosk installation took place in August of 2015 at Lindbergh Center Station.

"People who bike to places in Atlanta oftentimes rely on MARTA to help them go farther, especially in areas that aren't yet connected to the city's growing network of bike lanes and trails,” said Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. “Knowing that you’re able to make a quick repair; secure your bike, and catch the train to your destination can make a difference in how accessible the city is.”

Bike kiosks and racks are currently installed at transit stations throughout MARTA’s service area. Starting later this summer, the remainder of MARTA’s 38 stations will be outfitted with this added amenity.

Other contributors to the crowdfunding campaign are the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, a bike advocacy and rider education group that partnered with MARTA and identified locations for the kiosks; Atlanta-based Lanier Parking, and MailChimp, an Atlanta-based email marketing service provider.

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