Bike Pump Installed on Esplanade Park

June 10, 2014
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Just in time for bike season, the Esplanade Association has installed a new permanent bike pump in the park.  Much to the delight of the thousands of people who bike through the park daily, the pump will act as a free public resource for bikers who need to fix up a flat or re-inflate their tires.

The bike pump was paid for thanks to a generous donation from the Kidder-Smith family, and was installed by the Esplanade Association’s horticulturist, Ozzie Bateman, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The bike pump is located next to the Dartmouth Street Facility, and can be easily accessed via the Dartmouth St. Footbridge.

In addition to recreational biking, bicycle commuting in Boston has become increasingly popular, and the Esplanade is home to some of the most heavily utilized bike paths. Installing this bike pump will remove the uncertainty associated with unplanned repairs or flat tires, enabling more people to feel comfortable bicycling through the city, whether for commuting, sight-seeing, or recreation.

The Esplanade Association will be holding an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 29th at 3:30pm.  Members of the community are invited to attend the ceremony, and enjoy refreshments, while celebrating the installation of the new bike pump.

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