For the most part the modern transportation infrastructure is not set up to encourage using a bicycle as form of transit. While I could limit this statement to the U.S., I think it is safe to say that it applies to the vast majority of countries around the word. As the expression goes, "Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while," and assuming cyclists are misguided, I found a nut recently.
I spotted this public bike tool stand at a bus stop recently in Cambridge, MA. With a pump and all the common tools needed to make repairs, this could likely get you back on the road if you encountered a problem. It was so new that concrete dust from drilling it in was still present.
It reminded me of a bike rike we featured in the past that had a pump built into it -
Picture Credit to http://heklucht.posterous.com/
Have you found a nut? Let us know so we can post for the benefit of all.