City of Newcastle pedals ahead to deliver first bike repair station
21 Aug 2023
Cyclists are set to benefit from the installation of Newcastle's first public bike repair station as City of Newcastle (CN) gears up to invest more than $3.6 million into cycleways during the next 12 months.
Located at Islington Park, the multi-function station features all the tools needed to get cyclists back on their bikes including screwdrivers, wrenches, and tyre levers, as well as a stand to make repairs easier, and a bike pump and gauge. Bike parking racks are also planned for future installation.
Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen said the new bike repair station demonstrates City of Newcastle’s commitment to promoting cycling and encouraging greater participation in active modes of transport throughout the city.
"More and more Novocastrians are riding and have told us they want more cycle friendly facilities and connections across the city," Cr Clausen said.
"By prioritising our investment in Newcastle’s cycleway infrastructure, we hope to enable cycling to play an even larger role within the city's active transport mix.
"During the 2023/24 financial year, we will invest more than $3.6 million into cycleways infrastructure, as part of CN's largest annual capital works program to date.
"Safer cycle routes are critical. We are prioritising improving several challenging intersections on cycle routes around the city, such as Maud Street in Waratah with signalised crossings for cyclists.
“Recently we've completed new signals at the intersection of Chinchen Street and Clyde Street in Islington, at an important node between two key cycle routes, providing a safer connection joining Mayfield to the city, as well as improving connections to the TAFE and nearby schools.
"We will also soon be talking with the community about a range of new cycleway projects, including a significant new connection joining Broadmeadow into Hamilton East and onwards towards the Newcastle Interchange, and an improved connection through Jesmond."