Community bike hubs move up a gear

From Nine To Noon, 9:33 am on 24 August 2017

While the government has made an election pledge to inject billions of dollars more into Auckland's road and rail network, one social enterprise is looking to ease congestion in a more creative way. Love Your Bike hub in West Auckland kicked off earlier this year, with a commitment to teach people to ride, repair and restore bikes. The advent of community bike hubs is beginning to pick up steam in New Zealand's main centres... based out of shipping containers that provide a social setting where people can enjoy a coffee or an ice-block while working alongside those who know a few things about bikes. Kathryn Ryan speaks with the manager of the Love Your Bike hub, Brent Bielby, along with the chief executive of the EcoMatters Environment Trust, Damon Birchfield.