one step backward


The U of C has had a really great bike shop on campus for awhile now. It's been fantastic having access to a fully equipped bike shop - although I've only needed it a couple of times, knowing it was there was a huge comfort.

Was.

It's getting the boot at the end of July.

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Hopefully we can find a new home for the Bike Root on campus. Perhaps the Student's Union can find/make some space? It's pretty crappy for the U to kick the shop out, without having a backup space available. Yes, I know it was a short term pilot project, but the shop was a huge success by all accounts. Closing it, or forcing it to move off campus, is a huge step backwards in the efforts to make the U of C bike friendly.