The Tito Bradshaw Bike Repair Shop opened on Ximenes Avenue on Sept. 21. The Bike Repair Shop might be part of the new Paseo Verde, a pedestrian-simplest, motorbike-pleasant area on campus that becomes proposed in President Taylor Eighmy’s Master Plan. The UTSA Office of Sustainability released the Bike Repair Shop as a part of their #MakeUTSAWalkable motion that ambitions find alternate, extra sustainable transportation around campus.
Director of Sustainability at UTSA, Lani May, spoke about the vision she had for the Repair Shop and how it would impact the U.S. Community.
“Students have been announcing ‘there are not sufficient motorbike racks on campus,’ but it became out the motorbike racks had been packed with damaged bikes. You had a flat tire; you had no vicinity to fix it, you don’t realize where to get your chain constant, so the bike shop turned into part of that,” May said. “This space is all about community and students having an area to come back and meet. This vicinity is the footprint of the overall Paseo Verde.”
The Repair Shop became named after Tito Bradshaw — a sturdy parent within the biking community who endorsed connectivity and a more pedestrian-pleasant San Antonio — who exceeded away in April of this 12 months.
The opening day became full of activities like greenway tours, yoga, motorbike talents lessons, and a ribbon-reducing ceremony. Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Eighmy; Bradshaw’s father, Harry Bradshaw; Councilman Manny Pelaez; and Student Government Association (SGA) President Jack Rust all spoke at the ceremony.
Eighmy spoke about how Bradshaw’s position in San Antonio will translate into the Repair Shop and the Paseo Verde.
“What we need to do is attempt to honor the pillar of the network that Tito became and is,” Eighmy said. “And what we’re going to be doing isn’t always best this, however [the Paseo Verde]. It might be this but in a miles bigger and profound manner and as adorable and stylish as this.”
Nirenberg thanked UTSA for its function in making San Antonio a greater sustainable city and ensured that making San Antonio an extra pedestrian-friendly metropolis is important to him and the San Antonio Office of Sustainability.
“We need to do a whole lot higher as a network to shield those who are on the road regardless of what they are using or what they are using,” Nirenberg stated. “That’s the legacy of Tito Bradshaw. The Bicycle Repair Shop that UTSA has decided to open in his honor is but one small move in that direction.”
H. Bradshaw closed out the ceremony thanks to all of us concerned about the making of the Repair Shop and a message to the community about secure, sustainable transportation.
“Thank you for honoring our son by developing this bicycle repair store,” H. Bradshaw stated. “Take this time to be safe, to be careful, to be thoughtful, to keep in mind what you’re doing [when you are riding].”