“My imagination started to run wild. I thought about restoring not only the building but its importance as a transit hub,” he says. “Another blow that has been dealt to this community is the persistent undermining of public transit, and progressive and safe streets as a way to get around.”
Bowdoin Bike School wants to improve cyclists’ lives. Dorchester Reporter (9/3/2015). Link.
"Part of our shop experience is that we include you in the repair process,” Hicks said. “We want people to stay out on the road. We want people to love their bikes.”
A bike shop grows in Boston. People for Bikes (9/3/2015). Link.
"Hicks is always seeking more financial support-from companies, organizations and individuals-so he can keep his shop affordable for everyone. But one thing he's not lacking in is community support. Just 24 hours before the grand opening, a team of volunteers (many of them young people from the neighborhood) was moving bikes, tools and parts into the new Bowdoin Bike School location"
Bike repair and coffee shop slated for Upham’s Corner. Bay State Banner (6/18/2015). Link.
"As a youth from the community, it's exciting to know that not only will I train people in a marketable skill, but I can offer people economic opportunity and employment," Hicks says."
Bike Kitchen coming to Uphams Corner in Dorchester. Boston Globe (6/8/2015). Link.
“The Comfort Station is an important part of Uphams Corner’s history,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh said in a news release. “We are thrilled to see it returned to use, and look forward to the continued revitalization of this important neighborhood.”