Gallery: Car-Shaped Bike Rack Reclaims Parking Spaces for Cyclists

 

If you’re a cyclist in the city you know how frustrating it can be dodging cars or even trying to find a place to lock up your ride! In a world where automobiles have taken over the streets, we were struck by the irony of this ingenious car-shaped bike rack by Ilian Milinov. A shortlisted entry in Designboom’s IIDA Competition, the Car-cycle Rack takes the shape of a car silhouette to show onlookers how many bicycles could fit in the space reserved for one vehicle. Not only does the design cleverly address the widespread parking issues plaguing most cities, it also brings cycling to light as a green solution to gas-guzzling, space-hungry vehicles.

+ Ilian Milinov

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  1. joeframbach October 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I’d like to see how this looks as a coat-hanger style rack. That would also fill owen’s concern.

  2. owen howlett October 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Fun idea, but a bike rack has some technical requirements that are important if it’s going to function properly. A bike rack needs to support the bike in at least two places to ensure that the bike doesn’t fall over or slip backwards while locked up. This rack only supports the bike at one place. But perhaps with some tweaking this idea could move from being a novelty to being a useful product.

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