Bike pump trial

18 October 2012

The number of bike trips has grown 82 per cent over the past two years. As many of the riders are new to cycling, they’re being caught out without a bike pump and the city centre lacks service stations to pump up flat tyres. 

We are trialling a bike pump on Bourke Street, and if successful will consider other locations.

We have chosen a robust model, which will stand up to the demands of daily use while being weather resistant. This model is more expensive, but has been tried and tested in London and is working well. The pump can also be used by parents on pram and pushchair tyres.

More than 2,300 riders took part in the community-organised Woop! Rolling Festival on Saturday and many used the public bike pump.

Last updated: Thursday, 9 January 2014