Brilliantly Simple Bike Parking
Posted by chdot on March 6, 2008
Image from Quickrelease.tv
The best ideas are often simple – and ‘so obvious’ that few people think of them.
What is there not enough of in many cities (including Edinburgh)? Suitable bike parking!
What are there quite a lot of? Traffic sign posts!
They are already used for locking bikes to but it’s common to see bikes that have fallen over – taking up more pavement space. It’s even known for thieves to lift locked bikes off poles!
Enter University of Westminster design student Anthony Lau. His Cyclehoop idea was first shown at the seminal Reinventing the Bike Shed exhibition in London in 2006. There will soon be a trial in that city.
It now seems he might win a £20,000 prize (more info from Quickrelease.tv).
Anthony can be contacted through his web site. He ought to be inundated with e-mails from councils and companies with car parks – supermarkets(?)