An elevated bicycle highway for London, a “bike in a bag”, and a glow-in-the-dark cycle path had been among Dezeen editor Anna Winston’s favourite cycling-related designs on Dezeen this year.
SkyCycle by Foster + Partners, Exterior Architects and Space Syntax
British architect Norman Foster lent his weight to a proposal to build a 220-kilometre network of elevated cycle paths above London’s railways – a scheme that proved common among security-conscious cyclists following a series of fatal accidents in the city.
SkyCycle would have 200 entrance points dotted across the UK capital to supply access to ten diverse cycle paths, with each route accommodating up to 12,000 cyclists per hour.
“SkyCycle is a lateral strategy to obtaining space in a congested city,” stated Foster, who is a typical cyclist. Locate out much more about SkyCycle »
Not possible electric bicycle by Not possible Technologies
This bike by Beijing-primarily based design group Not possible Technologies can fold down to be carried in a backpack – an uncommon feat for an electric bicycle.
Its carbon fibre frame is formed from a series of circles instead of the horizontal girder structure normally used to give bicycles the essential strength to carry a passenger. The parts connect utilizing a central steel box. Uncover out a lot more about this bicycle »
MASS bicycle collection by Philippe Starck
French designer Philippe Starck unveiled 4 electrically assisted bicycles with matching accessories at the Eurobike event in Germany, which includes a bike with a furry coat. Every one particular has a battery pack to give extra energy when the rider pedals.
The variety is called MASS – which stands for Mud, Asphalt, Sand and Snow – and every single design and style is adapted for a certain atmosphere. The collection is made by Starck’s Starckbike firm and manufacturer Moustache Bikes.
“I wanted the bike to be able to go over all types of terrains and specifically infinite and poetic territories,” stated Starck. Locate out a lot more about the MASS collection »
Van Gogh cycle path by Daan Roosegaarde
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde continued to experiment with glowing road surfaces, unveiling a cycle path illuminated with patterns based on Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night.
The kilometre-extended section of path in Nuenen forms portion of the Van Gogh cycle route by means of the Dutch province of Noord Brabant, and is coated with a particular paint that makes use of power gathered for the duration of the day to glow soon after dark. Discover out a lot more about the Van Gogh cycle path »
Bike Lift and Carry by Mukomelov
This woven fabric strap by Ukrainian studio Mukomelov comes in a plastic case that can be attached to the seat bar of a common bicycle. It unrolls like a queue divider to develop a handle that loops over the carrier’s shoulder.
“It enables you to carry your bike even though having 1 (or even two!) hands cost-free, which simplifies opening doors to your home or office and other manoeuvres,” studio founder Aleksandr Mukomelov told Dezeen. Find out a lot more about Bike Seat and Carry »
Deimatic Clothing by Will Verity
Central Saint Martins graduate Will Verity designed clothes embedded with LEDs that flash quicker as cars approach, soon after he found that security fears had been the biggest aspect preventing more women from cycling in the UK.
He based the notion for his first jacket on “deimatic” behaviour used by animals to scare off and distract predators, such as all of a sudden displaying conspicuous eyespots. Proximity sensors embedded into the garment handle the panel of LEDs sewn into the back that commence to flash when a car gets as well close. Find out much more about Verity’s Deimatic Clothing »
Epo bicycle by Bob Schiller
Automated processes used in the automobile sector were employed to create the style for this bicycle by Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Bob Schiller to encourage the return of manufacturing to the Netherlands.
“Cycling is component of our culture and it has been for centuries. Nevertheless, an inexpensive, contemporary Dutch bicycle disappeared from our streets,” stated Schiller.
The principal frame of the bicycle is created by pressing two sheets of aluminium and spot-welding them together, with the edges exaggerated to double as a style element. Locate out a lot more about the Epo bicycle »
Seatylock by Seatylock
One particular of a quantity of cycling accessories that sought Kickstarter funding this year, Seatylock is each a bicycle seat and a one-metre-extended bike lock.
The device was designed to operate with most normal seat columns. When the user desires to secure their bike, the seat can be lifted off and a chain made of steel hyperlinks unfolds from underneath. The designers claim that placing the lock underneath the seat puts it in the bicycle’s centre of gravity, meaning that riders will not really feel like they are carrying further weight. Discover out much more about the Seatylock »
Double O bike lights by Paul Cocksedge
London designer Paul Cocksedge designed a set of circular bike lights, featuring 12 LEDs inside a polycarbonate shell with a robust silicone. The LEDs are a lot more spaced out than the densely arranged ultra-bright bulbs utilised by numerous other bike lights to produce a vibrant glow that is much less dazzling for other cyclists and car drivers.
When not in use, the lights can be attached to a bicycle by slotting them over a stand
ard lock. “The inspiration for Double O comes straight from the shape of the bicycle,” said Cocksedge. “I wanted anything that nearly looked like the bike had developed it itself.” Find out far more about the Double O bike lights »
Kit Bike by Lucid Design and style
One of the most popular bike styles on Dezeen this year, Kit Bike is a conceptual “bike in a bag” that would speedily dismantle into components to match into a backpack.
“The Kit Bike was made to make troubles of shipping, traveling with and commuting with a bike, a point of the previous,” said the Indian company’s creative director, Amit Mirchandani.
The complete-size version of the bicycle would be assembled from a series of 21 components that twist and lock with each other. Locate out far more about the Kit Bike »