The vertical bike hanger

New York architects Manifesto Architecture
have developed a concept design for bike parking, an issue which is growing in
line with the popularity of bicycle commuting.

The Bike Hanger can stack bicycles
vertically, along the usually bare building walls along laneways.
Bike Hanger was
designed and shortlisted for the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition, which
called for ideas to improve the city’s bike-friendliness and infrastructure.

The idea is to keep pedestrian flow of
traffic free from bike interference, and public spaces free of unsightly globs of
locked bikes that look like cycling disasters. Each rack unit can hold anywhere
from 20 to 36 bicycles, and the units themselves can be agglomerated, creating
rows of neatly stacked public bike racks.

It’s a great concept, and not only saves
space, but uses recycled materials and allows the easy visual identification of
individual bikes. Something we would love to see rolled out in Australia!

Read more about how the Bike Hanger works on
the TreeHugger site here.

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