VANCOUVER DETAIL #282: Awesome Cycle Tire Pump Just Installed At Hawks & Union

The city recently installed this new public bicycle pump on the Adanac Bikeway at Union & Hawks in Strathcona. It’s really simple. Cyclists (or parents with newfangled jogger strollers) just roll up, stabilize whichever tire(s) needs air in the bracket provided, click in and then pump using a handy foot lever. Note that it only works with Schrader valves. If your tires have Presta valves, you’re in luck as another (Presta-friendly) pump was just installed not far away at the entrance to Science World. Bonus: cherry blossoms! Ride on!

UPDATE: It does that Presta valves! You just have to read the pictogram directions!


Vancouver Detail is an offshoot of Scout’s regular Seen In Vancouver column. With it, we aim to share the less macro scenes of our city’s awesomeness, the things that some of our more hurried readers might miss, from hidden works of art to all manner of unlikely but cool things lying in plain sight.


6 Responses to “VANCOUVER DETAIL #282: Awesome Cycle Tire Pump Just Installed At Hawks & Union”

  1. Sean Orr on March 11th, 2013 8:57 pm

    I’m going to miss cyclists flying out of that fenced in little alley. also they dug up my prime magic mushroom spot :(

  2. Jonathan on March 11th, 2013 9:21 pm

    I love it! i’m not crazy about the bike lane being on Union St. -this wonderful tire station will get my mind off that for now.

  3. GregEh on March 12th, 2013 12:49 am

    It works with Presta… I’m pretty sure it did, when I used it. I did use it, so it must have. It was late and I’d had a few.

  4. OHM on March 12th, 2013 3:35 am

    Awesome! Do they have instructions on them?

  5. Someone on March 13th, 2013 10:00 am

    Bikes on Union. Yes. We pay property taxes too. Whiners please come to grips.
    This is a nice gesture. Bike pump love!!

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