Cyclists can now ensure their bicycles are secure and road-ready by using the new self-service repair kiosks and bike racks installed by MARTA. The racks are part of MARTA’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for cyclists to use the transit system.

A bike repair kiosk at Buckhead’s Lindbergh MARTA Station. (Special)

Bike kiosks and racks are currently installed at transit stations including Buckhead’s Lindbergh Center as well as Ashby, Edgewood/Candler Park, Five Points, H. E. Holmes, North Avenue and West End. Later this summer, the remainder of MARTA’s 38 stations will be outfitted with the kiosks.

Equipped with the necessary tools for bike maintenance and repair – from inflating a flat to tightening handlebars – the repair kiosks were paid for separately by a crowdfunding campaign sponsored by IOBY (In-Our-Back-Yards), an organization that helps neighbors grow and implement ideas one block at a time. Other contributors to the campaign are the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Lanier Parking and MailChimp.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.