Anybody's LibraryBike Book
This book expands the understanding of how to run a "Library Bikes" bicycle loaning center and program. After a decade of making bicycles available for community use and over 3000 loaned bikes our experience has proven the utility of bicycle lending facilities. The effect of getting people on bikes and out of cars is included. A whole range of topics (insurance, location selection, bicycle compost, recycled and reuse-donated bicycles, and press releases) are presented. Recognition of bike loaning systems as bicycle infrastructure is discussed.Traversing interpersonal interactions and social drama at a Library Bike Center is as daunting a task as the physical repair of 3000 bikes. The book covers stories of:-theft - rip off-high school mechanics and mentors-coupling and marriages at the bike shop-safe zone for kids in a downtown environment. Success and joyful endeavors on one side balanced with ways to deal with difficult personalities are included.
- Electronic book text
- 08 Sep 2011
- Morrisville, NC, United States