New bike repair station set up in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu transportation officials have installed the first of what they hope could eventually be multiple bicycle repair stations across the city.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the new tune-up stand is part of the city's effort to encourage more people to get around town by bike.

The new station is located outside the Fasi Municipal Building and can be used by bicyclists to pump up tires, tighten gears and complete basic repairs.

Transportation services director Mike Formby says the station was installed two weeks ago and cost about $1,000.

Bicycling advocates have teamed up with city and state officials in an effort to create a bike-share program in Honolulu. The goal is to have bicycles available to be rented and dropped off at various stations around the city.

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