With entries from around the Bay Area as well as Slovenia, Spain, India, and Iran, a team from San Francisco’s Academy of Art University has won the student competition to design a portable bicycle corral for the City’s Yerba Buena neighborhood, designed to meet the growing demand for bike parking at cultural and special events.
The winning design (click image above to enlarge), “Pedalution,” incorporates a foldable bicycle rack on recycled rubber casters for easy transport by one or two people. The design guidelines required the unit to be moved by 1-2 people, secure, easily compressed, visually engaging, easy to use by cyclists, and built for under $10,000.
The four other finalists’ designs from three other teams at the Academy of Art (Stop-n-Lock, Park-Kit, and BAMdesign) and San Jose State University (reCYCLE), click to enlarge:
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