Over the past few months SABA has been working on putting together a grant application for the City of St. Albert’s Environmental Initiatives Grant program.
We’re excited to announce that today, St. Albert City Council has approved the recommendation from the Environmental Advisory Committee to award SABA $8000 towards the purchase and installation of two bicycle repair stations, one bicycle/skateboard deck repair station, and two air pumps – to be located strategically throughout the City of St. Albert!!
The bike repair stations will be placed in high (bicycle) traffic locations, and allow riders to perform quick, easy repairs to their bikes using a variety of permanently attached, common bike tools. Need to tighten a shifter or brake cable? No problem! Need to change your tire? The repair stand has got you covered! (Assuming you carry a spare with you. You do carry a spare with you, right?)
Air pumps will be located at two of the locations, and will allow riders to quickly get some air if they have a flat or low tire!
We’ll also be looking to install a hybrid skateboard and bicycle repair stand, likely to be located near the St. Albert Skateboard Park. This stand will allow for basic repairs of your bicycle, but also will include common tools you can use to perform quick maintenance on your board!
SABA is excited to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this great initiative, and we’re looking forward to working with the City over the winter months to choose the final locations and plan for the installation of these stands!
Congratulations to all the other groups that were also recommended for their own environmental initiatives!!
Details of the program and this years recipients can be found here: http://stalbert.ca/uploads/PDF-infosheets/2015_Grant_Recipient_Summary_for_the_Web.pdf