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Lori Zimmer

Parkcycle Swarm's Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

by , 08/24/13
filed under: Art, Green Transportation



green design, eco design, sustainable design, Parkcycle Swarm, Rebar Group, N55, YARAT Contemporary Art Organization, Baku Public Art Festival, Azerbaijan, pop up park, bicycle powered park

The awesome bike-mounted parks were the brainchild of Rebar Group’s John Bela and N55’s Till Wolfer, who sought to find a new way to engage the community with public art and the power of the bicycle. A fleet of the lush bicycles were created for YARAT Contemporary Art Organization for their Baku Public Art Festival, which started in Azerbaijan earlier this month, along with a slew of other world class public art installations.

Each pedal-powered park bike can accommodate a rider as well as plants, trees, picnic gear or lawn games. Add on a passenger or two on the front of the bike’s “lawn,” and you have a pedicab like no other. The Parkcycle Swarm pieces can be moved easily to any area to bring a grassy knoll for reading, relaxing or hanging out with friends. The fleet can also joined together to make one big elevated green space, making a literal pop-up park sized park in the middle of an urban setting. The Parkcycle Swarm will be bobbing around Baku for the duration of the festival, which runs until September 17th.

+ Rebar Group

+ N55

Via PSFK

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