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.


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


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.