London’s Derry Street has a funky new furniture installation in the form of Cyclehoop’s ‘Car Bike Rack’.
Though only in place for a limited time, the ‘bicycle street furniture’ has been commissioned by the London Festival of Architecture and demonstrates how ten bicycles can be securely held in one car parking space.
The eye catching ‘car shape’ design not only acts as a barrier to protect parked bicycles from damage; but highlights the space potential normally taken by just one car. The design can be bolted down for permanent use or easily transported, and also includes the option of an integrated bicycle pump, supplied by Lezyne.
Cyclehoop are also behind an innovative bit of kit that transforms exisitng street fixings, such as lamposts, into bike parking.
The firm’s flagship product won the Reinventing the Bike Shed international design competition in 2006, and has subsequently been installed by numerous local authorities across the United Kingdom.
Anthony Lau, managing director of Cyclehoop, said: “We decided to put our Car Bike Rack on show in London this week to raise awareness of the possible ways in which parking facilities for bicycles can be easily erected around the city; in places you usually wouldn’t expect. We’re extremely proud of our design, which is not only unique, but extremely space effective; allowing up to ten bicycles to park in a space usually taken by just one car.”