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Cyclehoop’s Car-Shaped Bike Racks Store 10 Bicycles in a Single Parking Spot
Posted By Lori Zimmer On April 25, 2011 @ 6:36 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 4 Comments
In an effort to encourage the use of bicycles over gas-guzzling vehicles, London’s Cyclehoop  has created a clever car-shaped bike rack, which was commissioned for theLondon Festival of Architecture . Cyclehoop’s motto is that ten bicycles take up the space of one car, so each portable rack is designed to fit nicely in a regular car parking space. Not only does the design provide a safe place to lock a bike, but each rack also has an integrated bicycle pump as well!
The brightly colored racks are similar to David Byrne’s art bike racks  that are now all over New York. Each rack is easy to assemble, and they can be rented for events as well as purchased. Cyclehoop installed three racks, in silver, pink and green, for the Festival of Architecture, and they were filled with parked bikes  within minutes.
The Car Rack is just one of many designs by Cyclehoop, which is a conglomerate of designers and architects dedicated to creating innovative indoor and outdoor bicycle parking  solutions. Their bicycle hoop stand turns any street pole into a bike rack, which in turn can save city councils time and money. They also produce racks for railings, lamp posts, walls and cars.
Cyclehoop’s new car-shaped bike racks bring awareness and recognition to the benefits of bike riding over driving — and they’re pretty darn cute too.
+ Cyclehoop 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/cyclehoops-car-shaped-bike-racks-store-10-bicycles-in-a-single-parking-spot/cyclehoop-bike-rack1/
 Cyclehoop: http://www.cyclehoop.com
 London Festival of Architecture: http://www.lfa2010.org/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/cyclehoops-car-shaped-bike-racks-store-10-bicycles-in-a-single-parking-spot/cyclehoop-bike-rack6/
 David Byrne’s art bike racks: http://inhabitat.com/bicycle-diaries-david-byrne-bikes-the-worlds-cities/
 bikes: http://inhabitat.com/win-a-shiny-new-linus-bike-and-bike-bag-worth-730-for-earth-day/
 bicycle parking: http://inhabitat.com/city-of-boston-announces-its-bixi-bike-share-program-is-a-go/
 + Cyclehoop: http://www.cyclehoop.com/
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