Team members: Severn Clay-Youman, Nathan King, Daniel Ramirez

Designing for Promiscuity

Because of their speed and efficiency, bicycles may well be the future of transportation in the 21st Century city. For cycling to reach its full potential in the urban milieu, a locking strategy must be developed that meets the needs of all cyclists. The traditional bicycle rack simultaneously accommodates and explicitly limits the urban cyclist: here you may bring your bike on the sidewalk, here you may park your bike safely, here you are allowed.  It is a familiar type of urbanistic intervention: clearly delineated, appropriately proportioned within the streetscape. It belies, however, the opportunistic nature of urban cycling: rather than a simple replacement for driving a car, cycling fills the gaps between walking, public transportation and driving.