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Tue May 22, 2012
Legacy Trail Fitted With "Fix It" Stations
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Legacy Bike Trail added three new features today – in the form of “Fix It” stations donated by Pedal the Planet. The stations, which are built to handle most bike models, include tools to inflate flat tires, tighten handlebars, and adjust brakes.
Derek Paulson, the city’s new Commissioner of Planning and an avid cyclist, says the smartphone codes on the stations are a novel idea.
"What I just tested out is the QR code on there, which if you've got a smartphone with you, it will take you to a website that will show you tips about how to fix your bike, for any kind of problem you may be having, and what kind of tools they have here that might able to help you fix it. It's a great idea - one I, despite the fact that I've been a bike rider for a long time, have never seen before," Paulson says.
Lexington’s Legacy Trail runs from the YMCA on Loudon Avenue to the Kentucky Horse Park. Paulson says he hopes to see similar “Fix It” stations popping up elsewhere in town. Pedal the Planet has also contributed two bikes as part of WUKY’s Summer Pledge Drive.