With Parkcycle Swarm, your city’s green space could come to you! Designed by Rebar Group and N55, the mobile park is entirely pedal powered, bringing comfortable grassy areas for lounging to any city square. Fusing green transportation with green space, the park-bikes infuse a bit of greenery while engaging the community with sustainable design.
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.