As more than one third of Willow Springs residents are affiliated with UCSB as faculty, students or staff, bicycling to the Copenhagen like campus just got one step easier. Willow Springs, operated by the Towbes Group, decided to effectively give about $60 worth of tools to each bicycle wielding resident. No, they aren't delivering a truck load of tool kits, but instead installing an all weather permanent 'fix-it' station, complete with a bicycle stand, air pump, and suspended tools and levers.
"The Towbes Group is being a community leader by making Willow Springs that much more Bike Friendly, says SB County Bicycle Coalition Director Ed France, " And It make sense. It's an amenity for its residents and helping this neighborhood, so much of whom are just one mile from their commute at UCSB, cut its contribution to congestion. Meanwhile, amenities like this are great for families that are trying to get outdoors more and promote active lifestyles."