The WCC’s recent embellishing of our streets converting signposts into cycling hitching posts has prompted me to wonder what a city might be like if it was truely cycling-centric.
The obvious place to start is street furniture, and cycling parks are increasingly incorporating the pragmatics of parking into more artistic and creative efforts. Examples include: a bike stand, Via Padova, Milan, Italy
A couple of fish at Riverwalk, Truckee River, Reno, NV, and Ryan Sylvester’s Paonia River Park bike rack.
“Tactil bicycle rack,” Santa & Cole, Barcelona
Perhaps less obvious is the rage to incorporate bike parks into planter boxes, and vice versa: These include using planters to chain bikes up to (e.g. “Plantlock” by Front Yard, and Grenville Street Furniture by ASPECT Studios), and the more mobile thinking of urban garden by A4A Rivolta Savioni studio, Expo Gate Milano.
… and Velokafi (cyclist “drive-in”), Zurich, Switzerland, installed April 2013
and LOL bike’s “Picnic”
… but finally a bit of brilliant civic-scaled madness from Manifesto Architecture: vertical rotating bike parking for Seoul, South Korea