Gallery: Philippe Starck and Peugeot Design “Pibal” Scooter-Cycle for B...

 

Bikes are great for all sorts of situations, but sometimes when you’re maneuvering through heavy foot traffic, you’re better off taking your feet off the pedals and scooting along at a lower speed. For just those circumstances, designer Philippe Starck and Peugeot have teamed up to design a fashionable bike-scooter hybrid that will be used for a bike-sharing program in Bordeaux, France. The concept was actually proposed by the population of Bordeaux through a crowd-sourced design process, and it was later refined by Starck and Peugeot.

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  1. bugmenot March 9, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Great, another “improvement” on the bicycle. Remove the top tube, making the frame as flexible as a wet noodle, in order to make a bike that can also be ridden like a scooter. Except that you can already do that on any bike (just don’t straddle the bike, put left foot on left pedal, use right foot to push on the pavement for propulsion).

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