Comfest Awards FCW Grant

Posted on June 23, 2016 at 12:05 PM by franklintoncycleworks No Comment

FCW was awarded a cropgrant for $1,400 by Comfest this year, to install an outdoor fix-it station in front of the shop at 897 West Broad.

The fix-it station will provide round the clock access to a bike stand and tools for essential bike repair. We hope this station will enable bike commuters to fix their bikes when they need to, rather than having to wait for Open Shop. The fix-it station is just the
beginning of our plans to renovate and repurpose the parking pad in front of the shop, which isn’t actually zoned for parking anymore. The Neighborhood Design Center has put together a beautiful proposal complete with ample bike parking, room for outdoor classes under an awning to provide shade and shelter from the elements, and bike art and planters to add some beauty to the block.

We’re really excited about this and thankful to Comfest for getting the ball rolling. We’re currently looking for financial support to complete the rest of the project, and a contractor to do the work. If you’d like more information about how to get involved, please email Jonathan at info@franklintoncycleworks.org.

 

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