From left, Jessica Ridgeway, planner, and Lauren Buda, public health
education, coordinators of the
Orange County grant; with Beverly Arlequeeuw, director of the Port
Jervis Free Library; and
Mike Ward, president of the Port Jervis Outdoor Club, stand by the
new bike service center.
PORT JERVIS – A new public-use bicycle service station has been
installed near the campground area of Elks Brox Park in Port Jervis.
The Dero Fixit station features all of the materials needed to perform
basic bike repairs and maintenance.
Attached by cables are several tools including screwdrivers, wrenches,
and two tire levers. The station also includes a heavy-duty air pump.
The Port Jervis Library service station is free for public use.
Funding for the purchase came from a state Health Department grant –
Creating Healthy Schools and communities – managed by the Orange
County Health and Planning departments.
The grant is aimed at reducing risk factors of obesity, diabetes, and
other chronic diseases by increasing opportunities for daily physical
activity in the Port Jervis, Middletown and Newburgh school districts.