Bike Sharing Program Swaps Pedal-Powered Designs For Hybrid Scooters
Designer Philippe Starck and Peugeot teamed up to design the bikes for Bordeaux’s transport sharing program.
Last year, French designer Philippe Starck and car brand Peugeot teamed up to design the bike for the bike sharing program of the city of Bordeaux in France.
The resulting design, the Pibal bike, is a two-wheeler that is a cross between a scooter and a bike. The hybrid bike was designed for urban use and has rim guards, yellow tires, an automatic two-speed hub, handles, a comfortable seat, and a footrest that lets the user cruise down the streets as if riding a scooter.
Starck created the Pibal based on suggestions from Bordeaux residents and Peugeot manufactured the units.