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The Bike Flyover

Forget the bike-lane, lost in the traffic, often following roads directions made for cars (never mind if it gets longer), where you cycle right into the pollution. The bulgarian designer Angelov create Kolelinia, a short cut track that will make cycling a very much envying activity. Bikers are moving on an elevated line, working a bit like a ski lift. The wheel is pluged inside a gutter, and you get pull by the wire… It’s a bit scary, and you don’t know how you get in or out, how it stands in the air, etc. But nevertheless, the idea is quite funny isn’t it??


From : inhabitat


Mono-Rail for bicycle

What if cycling was safer – tied away from traffic- and more confortable (for instance, rainproof?). You would be more keen on cycling won’t you ? Neo-Zelander designer Geoffrey Bernett and his team imagined this “ciclovia”, or “cycleduc”, a monorail powered by pedal. For Geoffrey Barnett, no doubt this system could and will be use to link distant cities together. See more about the real monorail prototype at Schweeb, its developper.

From ACriaçao

From ACriaçao

Square bike

It’s in Berlin, a home for bike, that the designer Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen presented this square bike named “BauBike”, Bau’s standing as a tribute to the Bauhaus School. Almost every diagonal has been removed, and the nuts are hidden behind the bars. Here is wath it looks like

It might seems fragile to many. And the square handlebar must not be so convenient. So why such a project?
The designer explains himself : “By limiting the form with a fixed set of design rules and stepping away from the traditional function-oriented approach to the design process, this project transcends the border between design and art, raising fundamental questions about the nature of the bike as design and as a lifestyle accessory and introducing a much needed playfulness on the bicycle scene.
The BauBike is a bike for the modern urban society where adaptability is a necessity.”
There you go !

found at : trendsnow