Honolulu becomes more bike friendly with bicycle repair stationUPDATED 6:31 PM HST Dec 24, 2013Video Transcript
Biking around town is getting easier with some new tools- literally. The city recently installed a fix-it station for quick bike repairs. KITV 4's Cam Tran shows how this is a part of a bigger plan to get Honolulu moving. Nats of pump 31:16 From an air pump, tire iron to an allen wrench- you can call it a one stop garage for bicyclists CHRIS SAYERS, BICYCLE COORDINATOR IN:24:36 PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS WANT TO RUN AROUND WITH A WITH A TOOL KIT, SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE THIS SAFETY NET HERE. Honolulu City engineers just installed this "FIX IT" repair station in front of the Fasi Municipal building. The 1-thousand dollar contraption makes it easy to put air in your tires, tighten any loose pedals or screws. Sayers says the tools are universal and can fix most bikes. And if you don't know what's causing those squeaky brakes or loose chains, you can scan scan the QR code on the pole to find out how. Sayer 2:45 PUT YOUR PHONE ON THAT AND IT WILL LINK YOU TO A WEBSITE THAT HAS COMMON BIKE REPAIR ISSUES AND HAS VIDEOS FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT KIND OF REPAIRS FOR BIKE City engineers say this repair station is just one of several projects in the works to make Honolulu more bike friendly. CAM'S TWO-PART STANDUP FIRST PART: IN: 36:41 THE CITY IS CONSIDERING PUTTING A PROTECTED BIKE LANE ALONG KING STREET STARTING HERE AT THE ALA PAI SECOND PART: 39:11 AND END HERE ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE, PROTECTED BIKE LANE MEANS THAT THERE'LL BE A BARRIER BETEWEEN THE BICYCLIST BUT IT ALSO MEANS ONE LANE LESS ON KING STREET They city is also adding a storage site at the Fasi building soon to protect bikes from the elements and vandals. FORMBY IN:18:40 THAT PLAN IS TO START SIMPLE SO IF WE COULD PUT UP SOME TYPE OF FENCING AROUND AN AREA WITH A GATED LOCK AND GIVE KEYS OUT TO BIKERS UP SO THEY CAN USE IT AND KNOW THEY ARE LOCK THEIR BIKE UP DURING THE DAY AND GET IT AT THE END OF THE DAY 18:54 Formby says a steering committee will meet next year to figure out how to implement a bike share program in Honolulu and have it up and running in 2015. These are all projects city leaders hope to will make Honolulu more healthy and mobile. Cam Tran, KITV 4 News.