This Bicycle Rack Disappears When No One’s Using It

This Bicycle Rack Disappears When No One’s Using It
Design

This hidden bicycle rack is designed to save space in crowded city centers

Zack Palm
  • 13 november 2017

It doesn’t take much effort to point out a bicycle rack, and crowded cities can only have them take up so much sidewalk space. Milou Bergs, a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, addressed this object in his design for a bicycle rack that pop ups from the pavement only when someone needs to use it.

Bergs calls the project Align. When a person approaches the outlined bicycle rack they have to line up their two-wheeled vehicle in the center of the dark grey area with the back tire settling between a small yellow bar embedded in the ground. With that in place, the individual places pressure on their front tire to gently drop that tire down and the yellow bar around the back tire leaves the ground to secure the bicycle. When the owner departs with their bicycle the bar drops back down in the ground to hide from the observing world.

Municipalities in the Netherlands have taken an interest in Bergs’s design and have plans to start implementing it in public spaces.

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It doesn’t take much effort to point out a bicycle rack, and crowded cities can only have them take up so much sidewalk space. Milou Bergs, a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, addressed this object in his design for a bicycle rack that pop ups from the pavement only when someone needs to use it.

+Automotive
+bicycling
+cities
+Cities
+Design
+Design Academy Eindhoven
+Europe
+fitness / sport
+sport & fitness
+the netherlands

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