09 Dec '11, 10am

Cheeky Bicycle Rack in London Shows Exactly How Much Room a Car Takes Up

Cheeky Bicycle Rack in London Shows Exactly How Much Room a Car Takes Up

This hot pink bicycle stand occupies a space the size of one parking bay and holds 10 bicycles. Originally commissioned by the London Festival of Architecture , the Car Bike Rack is designed by Cyclehoop and popping up all over east London as a way to determine where the demand for bicycle parking exists and promote cycling. The stand is an ironic take with a serious message. Cars cause pollution and congestion, and their parking spaces could be dedicated to bikes, not cars. The "car" bike port is made out of steel and anchored into the ground with bolts so it is good and sturdy. At the same time, it is a flat pack design, so that it is simple to transport and set up at events. It can also include a bike pump and be used for branding. cyclehoop /Promo image The bike rack has been spotted in many places, and for fun the creators have inserted a QR tag so that users can scan...

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