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New Bike Labs Opens at the University of Winnipeg

October 21, 2011 11:14 AM | News

The new Bike Lab at the University of Winnipeg campus promotes healthier and more active modes of transportation. (HANDOUT)

The UWSA Bike Lab was finally opened on Friday at the University of Winnipeg.

The lab will be a space for students, faculty and the community to come to maintain their bikes all year long. It will include tools to maintain cyclists’ rides and be a meeting place to promote active and sustainable transit options.

Besides just bike-appropriate tools, the Bike Lab will offer safety workshops, advocacy and networking workshops, a registry and individualized support plan for all bikes on and around campus.

“The Lab is made of reclaimed shipping containers and materials from the old science labs that we recently decommissioned with the opening of our new Richardson College for the Environment and Science Complex,” said campus sustainability director Alana Lajoie-O’Malley.

Cyclists can also park their bikes underground at the Duckworth Centre for $10 a month.

The project was funded by a $100,000 donation from an anonymous alumnus, and a $50,000 capital donation from the University of
Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).