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Free bike pumps installed across Bristol

By The Bristol Post  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

Bike pumps

Bike pumps have been installed across Bristol

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.

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