[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops

Jimmy Hallyburton jimmy at boisebicycleproject.org
Thu Mar 12 14:01:24 PDT 2020


We do have gloves on hand as an option, but are instructing all of our
employees to communicate some new DIY rules to shop users like...

   - Wash your hands before working your bike.
   - If you use a tool, leave it out on the bench top rather than hanging
   it back on the board/peg.
   - An employee will wipe down the tools with surface cleaner, rubbing
   alcohol or wipes (we're out of wipes) and then re hang them on the shelf
   - Wash your hands after working on your bike.
   - Our employees will wash their hands between each DIY shop user.

Because Idaho is still at a low risk, these precautions seem to be
appropriate. If the threat level rises in Idaho, we've communicated with
our Board some potential options.

   - Limiting staff time at the shop and allowing people to work from home
   when possible.
   - Limiting or eliminating community DIY access to the shared use space
   (tools and stands), but remaining open for shopping. This would include
   volunteer nights. We may be able to explore ways to take in bike repair as
   a service.
   - Limiting all community access to the shop but allowing staff to
   continue working on bikes that we could sell at a later date. During this
   time we can also work on shop updates, organization, and cleaning.
   - Closing the shop and having employees work from home. There is
   possibility of having mechanics work on bicycles from home. Some hours may
   need to be reduced or eliminated.
   - Closing all operations.


Ride On!

Jimmy Hallyburton (He, Him, His)
Founder / Executive Director
Boise Bicycle Project
(208)-429-6520
1027 Lusk St Boise, ID 83706
www.boisebicycleproject.org



Explore some of the BBP Journey in my TEDx Talk on Moving at the Speed of
Discovery <https://youtu.be/yDubr-RjlCE?t=6s>!
A little more about BBP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk>!
And BBP's collaboration with the City of Boise to get rid of Goatheads
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqGpM6o3_k>!


On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 2:44 PM Cyclista Nicholas <cyclista at inventati.org>
wrote:

> @BBP: How are you wiping down your tools? I've been worried that there
> isn't a reliable way to do this for a lot of our tools, such as the ones
> with ratty old rubber handles.
>
> @everyone: Can we get to sharing some techniques for hygiene in such a
> physically complex environment? I'm struggling to envision, personally.
>
> We do always have nitrile gloves on hand, and many participants use
> them.
>
> ~cyclista Nicholas
>
>
> On 2020-03-12 20:24, Sue Prant wrote:
> > In Boulder, CO we are closing on Sunday until the end if the month.
> > This is
> > difficult. We have a large operation with 25 employees.
> >
> > Sue Prant
> > Community Cycles
> > Boulder, CO
> >
> > Sent from my phone.
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 2:18 PM Jimmy Hallyburton <
> > jimmy at boisebicycleproject.org> wrote:
> >
> >> Here is the statement/blog post we made last week. you can also view
> >> it at
> >>
> https://www.boisebicycleproject.org/bbpexperience/2020/3/9/bbp-and-the-corona-virus-covid-19
> >> At the current "low risk level" communicated by our State, because of
> >> no
> >> known cases found, this seems to be working, but we will adjust as
> >> needed.
> >>
> >> Because BBP is a shared-use cooperative space, we wanted to make sure
> >> we
> >> reached out to let you know how we, as an organization, are taking
> >> precautions against Coronavirus (COVID-19). We believe *“precautions”
> >> *is
> >> the correct word as we strongly believe in taking Coronavirus
> >> seriously
> >> while proactively maintaining BBP as a safe space for the community to
> >> work
> >> on their bikes, purchase used bikes and parts, and create positive
> >> impact
> >> for others. Now is not the time to panic; it’s the time to double down
> >> on
> >> building a healthy and resilient community for ALL.
> >>
> >> Below are some new *Coronavirus Free BBP Rules* we are putting in
> >> place
> >> to maintain a safe hygienic space for all of our shop users. This is
> >> not a
> >> substitute for broader precautions, and we ask that you *stay informed
> >> and up to date about COVID-19 from reliable sources *. It is temping
> >> and
> >> easy to go down a deep dark Coronavirus rabbit hole on the world wide
> >> web,
> >> but the information on *CDC (Center for Disease Control and
> >> Prevention)
> >> page* <https://www.cdc.gov/> and *Idaho’s Coronavirus page*
> >> <https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/> is great and updated regularly. As of
> >> 3/9/2020 the individual risk in Idaho is still at Low.
> >> *NEW “CoronaVIRUS FREE BBP” RULES*
> >>
> >>    1.
> >>
> >>    *Stay home and don’t come to BBP if you’re feeling sick.* Our staff
> >>    has been given strict instructions to do the same and as many extra
> >> sick
> >>    days as they need to accomplish this.
> >>    2.
> >>
> >>    *A.B.W. (Always Be Washing) Rule.* When you arrive at BBP, we will
> >> ask
> >>    you to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds*
> >> (**the
> >>    CDC way* <https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/>*) *before working on
> >> your
> >>    bike and again after working on your bike. Our mechanics will be
> >> washing
> >>    their hands between each customer they assist with bicycle repair.
> >> We will
> >>    be asking our volunteers to do the same during Volunteer Night.
> >>    3.
> >>
> >>    *Clean tools, clean stands. *Since we share surface areas (tools
> >> and
> >>    stands) at BBP, we will wiping used tools and each stand down
> >> between
> >>    customers.
> >>    4.
> >>
> >>    *Gloves if you need them.* BBP will provide surgical gloves if
> >> you’d
> >>    like to use them when working on your bike. Feel free to bring your
> >> own if
> >>    you have them.
> >>    5.
> >>
> >>    *No food or drinks on the shop floor. *Since we are all trying to
> >>    avoid touching our face area as much as possible, especially in
> >> community
> >>    settings, we’re asking that you consume your food and beverages
> >> before or
> >>    after you come to BBP. We will be providing free popcorn to go, but
> >> will
> >>    ask that you wash your hands before taking a bag.
> >>    6.
> >>
> >>    *Be Cool Be Calm Ride On. *These are precautions, we are taking
> >> this
> >>    seriously, and these are not reasons to panic. So keep riding and
> >> stay
> >>    healthy because there has never been a better time to be on a bike.
> >>
> >> *STIGMA AND RESILIENCE*
> >>
> >> *Please read this article*
> >> <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html>
> >> about
> >> the danger of stigma and discrimination that can occur when people
> >> associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or
> >> nationality,
> >> even though not everyone in that population or from that region is
> >> specifically at risk for the disease.
> >> *YOU CAN HELP*
> >>
> >>    1.
> >>
> >>    Drop off your clean rags at BBP (old washed t-shirts, towels…)
> >>    2.
> >>
> >>    Extra soap, disinfectant, surface cleaner, wipes, hand sanitizer,
> >>    surgical gloves, kleenex ? We’ll take em!
> >>    3.
> >>
> >>    Keep supporting all of your local nonprofits and businesses!
> >>
> >>
> >> Ride On!
> >>
> >> Jimmy Hallyburton (He, Him, His)
> >> Founder / Executive Director
> >> Boise Bicycle Project
> >> (208)-429-6520
> >> 1027 Lusk St Boise, ID 83706
> >> www.boisebicycleproject.org
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Explore some of the BBP Journey in my TEDx Talk on Moving at the Speed
> >> of
> >> Discovery <https://youtu.be/yDubr-RjlCE?t=6s>!
> >> A little more about BBP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk
> >> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk>!
> >> And BBP's collaboration with the City of Boise to get rid of Goatheads
> >> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqGpM6o3_k>!
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> Shut it down. Quit handling cash.
> >>>
> >>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:51 PM Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>> We're monitoring the situation like many
> >>>> of you,
> >>>>
> >>>> We're doing the small things like keeping
> >>>> clean; for now using extra paper towels
> >>>> instead of old, clean t-shirt for communal
> >>>> hand drying; considering the wipe down of
> >>>> tools, etc
> >>>>
> >>>> Also talking about closing for a couple
> >>>> weeks, or whatever appropriate time length.
> >>>>
> >>>> And we can use that time to do deep cleaning,
> >>>> bike building, organizing, and so on.
> >>>>
> >>>> Maybe keeping some fix-it stations open?
> >>>>
> >>>> ...wanted to see what others are thinking?
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> Bob Giordano, Free Cycles Missoula
> >>>>
> >>>>
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