SIX free-to-use bike pumps have been installed across the city to encourage cycling.
The pumps are part of a joint council initiative paid for by the West of England Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
The first locations, announced yesterday, are: Roll for the Soul community cycle café on Quay Street, outside Starbucks in Temple Quay, M Shed, At-Bristol and Clifton Down Shopping Centre. More locations will be announced soon. The pumps are permanent fixtures and suitable for both types of tyre valve and have a gauge to check pressure.
Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson said: “As a cyclist I know how important it is to keep your tyres fully inflated for an easier and safer ride. This small but effective scheme is another step towards Bristol becoming more cycle-friendly for everyone.”
The pumps are to be maintained by local business.
Vicki Williams from GVA Facilities Management, the management company for Temple Quay, said: “It is a great initiative to encourage and promote sustainable travel to work.”
Better by Bike, a Travelwest agency funded by Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset councils, is overseeing the project.