A new type of modular bike rack

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Two Dutch companies, AAArchitecten and Uq Design, combined forces and designed this bike storage system that doubles as a place to sit. They call it the “Bikes & Chill”.

For those of you who have no clue how badly crowded the bike racks in and around train stations are in the Netherlands, in January there were talks of charging people to park their bikes in Amsterdam. Bike racks are usually full, and if you try and park your bike somewhere else, big men with clamps will bust your bike lock open and take away your bike on their big trucks full of them. Then you have to call this number and try and get your back bike proving it’s yours and usually paying 50 euro.

The colorful “Bikes & Chill” bike storage system is modular and won an innovation prize. One of the conditions of their entry was an innovative design made from plastic fibres.

(Link: bizz.nl, photos: idealize.nl)

2 Comments »

  1. it could be worse as some cities don’t have to deal with bike problems and face what to do with 2 million cars and trucks filling up their city streets.

    Comment by Steve — May 22, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

  2. […] high time to point it out, being the cycling fans that we are. We recently wrote about the modular Bike & Chill, which also shows how important cycling is as a mode of […]

    Pingback by 24 oranges » Cool-looking compact bicycle storage system — February 11, 2010 @ 11:49 am

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