The first official bike vending machine for bike repairs on the go 24/7 popped up in Brooklyn back in 2010 but we love the machine at Time’s Up because of how DIY it is! Thanks to Untapped Cities reader Sam Dolgin-Gardner who submitted these photos through our Mailbag. History buffs will note how the vending mechanism is kind of automat like. On the left, a painted sign says the air is free “aire gratis” from the air pumps attached to the machine. Also awesome: the abbreviation for machine to MACHN.
Time’s Up! is a New York City-based not-for-profit direct-action environmental group that uses events and educational programs to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city. In the cycling world, they offer bike rides, bike repair classes and workshops and has their own affordable bike share program. This vending machine is located on 99 South 6th Street in Williamsburg, off Bedford Ave right under the Williamsburg Bridge