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The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On July 12, 2011 @ 8:48 am In Architecture,Gallery,Green Transportation,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Inside the adapted bus, there is a “library [1]“/gallery on the top floor with a showroom on the first level. Londoners who need expert advice on which bike [2] they should rent or buy can speak to an in-house “librarian” specializing in all things two-wheeled. There’s even an array of actual books pertaining to – what else? – bicycles, on hand for reference. The first floor also boasts a shop with clothing and biking accessories.

Just as you would in a regular library, you can browse thorough different bikes, take them out and even test them out on the track outside. There are seven types of bicycles to choose from: folding [3], MiniVelo, FGSS (Fix Gear Single Speed), Ladies Coaster, Mens Coaster, cargo and electric [4], so you’re sure to find one that’s right for you. And if you find, after renting it for a while, that you’ve met your perfect bike match, the Bike Library even has a borrow to buy program so that you can make it your own.

+ The Bicycle Library [5]

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[1] library: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-open-air-library-pops-up-in-east-germany/

[2] bike: http://inhabitat.com/minneapolis-repair-kiosks-help-you-service-your-bike-on-the-fly/

[3] folding: http://inhabitat.com/stridas-new-mas-special/

[4] electric: http://inhabitat.com/m55-unveils-beast-hybrid-electric-bike/

[5] + The Bicycle Library: http://215w11.com/bicyclelibrary/

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