One Norwegian energy company seems to have caught on to the idea that this green movement isn’t going anywhere. In a surprising turn of events, Statoil ASA has begun what will hopefully become a new trend by installing bike care stations at select gas stations throughout the Copenhagen area.
The bike stations, created by utilizing unused wall space at the local gas stations, allowing riders to ride in, wash, pump, and repair their bikes on pull down shelves for greater ease. The gas station even provides bicycle care kits that include oil, tire levers, allen keys and more.
Including bike stations in gas stations is a huge move for an industry that depends on environmentally harmful transportation methods for profit. But it’s a first step in the right direction and we are pleased to see that someone is taking the initiative to work towards a change. What was previously unused is now bringing big utility to those that rely on two self-powered wheels instead of four, especially in the area of Copenhagen, where bicycles outnumber cars.
The question then becomes, if bike stations were more readily available, would you do your part and use your bike more often? Let us know with a comment below or continue the conversation on our Facebook page.
(Photo by Copenhagenize)