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Public cycle pumps are out of order

by | 2nd, January 2013

SYDNEYS public bicycle pumps are broken:

It lasted on Bourke St for just three months before it began carrying an “out of order” sign urging cyclists not to use it. The model was the first of five stainless steel bike pumps that Sydney City Council bought for $21,500 to save cyclists from getting stuck with flat tyres…

A council spokesman in October said they chose the expensive design because it was a “robust model which will stand up to the demands of daily use while being weather resistant” and had been tried and tested in London.

Has anyone ever used one of these pumps? And why not free air for motorists?

Spotter: Londonist

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