Published on 25/07/2016
Cyclists in North Somerset can now top up their tyres for free at various locations across the district, thanks to funding secured by North Somerset Council.
Following a successful bid to the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Travel Fund, the council is installing the air pumps at seven locations. The pumps, which are permanent fixtures and bolted to the ground, are free and easy for cyclists to use.
Pumps are already installed at Nailsea and Backwell railway station and at the new development at Haywood Village, and will soon be available at Weston, Worle and Yatton railway stations, Big Lamp Corner in Weston town centre and Locking Parklands.
Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said:
“This is another sign of our commitment to sustainable travel projects. These pumps will be part of a network across the West of England authority areas, making it easier for people to travel by bike in North Somerset.”
The pumps, which cost £14,567, are being installed at the locations by Safety Green on behalf of North Somerset Council.
For more locations of maps across the West of England, visit our Public Bike Pump’s page.