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two urban cities – Seoul, Korea and London, UK – are in the midst of working with Manifesto Architecture in creating public storage for bicycles.  because people are riding their bikes more, these kind of facilities are necessary in urban cities.

the Bike Hanger is a vertical installation system for about 20 to 30 bicycles.  the people of Manifesto architecture intend to install it on the sides of buildings – but always in spaces that they consider “underutilized,” meaning places like alleys where there is less foot-traffic.  the bike rack try not to interfere with pedestrians, as to not discourage walking either!

the design is the same as a ferris wheel  and it spins when one pedals it.  Because this design project is still in development, all the photos on their website are mock ups of what the Bike Hanger will look like in urban settings.

a detailed infographic explaining how it works!

they also provide people with an incentive to ride their bike.  if L.A. had one of these awesome systems i definitely would be more inclined to ride my bike.

– smiley

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1

This is soooo cool! I just found your blog and have become obsessed! 🙂

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thanks Cassie! So glad you're obsessed! We're so happy to have you as a Mr. Kate reader! keep in touch! we love comments! xx - kate

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In Amsterdam they have a program where people can ride bikes for free to different public places and then leave them wherever, until someone else uses them

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system