(sorry for the typos..)
The land you see is ours. When the cyclelane was built we thought it would be nice if people could have somewhere to sit and perform basic bike repairs.
First idea was to use a random old bench and bike-pump on a chain. I did ask the community for subsidy though, and they ended up paying for nice materials! :-)
After levelling the ground I installed the equipment, planted hedges (takes some years to become visible) and now people use it every day :-)
@Pepijn This is lovely. I first encountered a public air supply when cycling in Sweden. They didn’t have them back in the 90s when I lived in DK.
@continuation There's still not that many here. They're wither one-offs like mine, or communities who have a bunch along a specific route (Copenhagen and Vejle are the two I know).
And maybe that's fine as not everything has to be a perfect system. It would be nice to have that Dutch style cycling node network (knooppunt netwerk) in place. I'm now considering creating a demo of a veeery basic version just for or area https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Numbered-node_cycle_network
The one improvement I would suggest for any newly setup system:
Please have nation-wide system or make sure the municipalities/provinces overlap/cooperate on the numbering and map-interconnecting.
Moving from one province to another on the network is still a bit confusing in NL.
@Pepijn That is great. I have a small park near me that has a set of bike tools for public use. Each tool is secured on a retracting cable and attached on the other end to a post in in the ground.
@Pepijn That is so awesome. Truly amazing that you did this and maintain this service. Now I will almost certainly never use this personally but I still want to say, thanks! 😉
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