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UVA Helps Bikers Keep Moving

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A new repair station has been installed outside of Clark Hall, complete with air pump, allen wrench and other tools needed for basic bike repairs. A new repair station has been installed outside of Clark Hall, complete with air pump, allen wrench and other tools needed for basic bike repairs.

The University of Virginia is helping cyclists keep up on their bike maintenance. A new repair station has been installed outside of Clark Hall, complete with air pump, allen wrench and other tools needed for basic bike repairs.

This fix-up center is a pilot for UVA to see if those using two wheels to get around could use more in other locations.

Director of Parking and Transportation at UVA Rebecca White said, "We're just looking for ways to encourage and reward people who use that bike instead of getting behind the wheel of a car."

Each repair hub runs the university about $1,400. The idea was a collaborative effort between the Department of Parking and Transportation, Bike Charlottesville, UVA Green Grounds and other clean climate organizations.