Besides serving librarians and customers, the do-it-yourself stations are meant to serve the broader community.
Bicycle pumps and tools are being installed at nine King County libraries, which are expanding their mission to promote eco-friendly travel.
The Renton branch will be outfitted this week with the do-it-yourself repair station, while Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Kenmore, Newcastle, Federal Way, and Burien branches, as well as the administrative center in Issaquah, already have theirs, said spokeswoman Marsha Iverson.
Besides serving librarians and customers, the stations are meant to serve the broader community — anybody who knows a library is nearby, Iverson said. This is especially true in Bothell and Kenmore, which are near the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Stations cost $1,026 each, from taxpayer funds. They are similar to Seattle’s bike-repair stop at McGraw Plaza, where the South Lake Union streetcar line ends.
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