Péter István Varga
More and more people are cycling in the cities. The epidemic that has fundamentally transformed urban transport has given a new momentum to this growth. There are more and more bike lanes, repair shops can’t handle traffic, everyone is buying bicycles and is actively exploring the benefits of this mode of transport. This is a huge and undoubtedly happy change, but one that involves a lot of challenges. Perhaps the most critical of these is that the bikes that appear in many new locations are often simply nowhere to be locked. It is particularly difficult to find a solution in places where parking of bicycles should be solved temporarily.
Installing bike racks is usually a time-consuming and expensive process that involves the long-term reconstruction of the site. But must it be so? Wouldn’t it be better if bike racks could be combined and moved according to ever-changing needs?
We’ve designed the VELÓ mobile bicycle storage system for this purpose. The elements can be temporarily installed and, after the need has ceased, can be stored or transported elsewhere to turn up where and when they are needed.
It can be fixed to the pavement and can only be moved after disassembling the elements. However, unauthorized removal is also a particularly difficult task without the fixing, even 3 elements have a combined weight of 255 kg.
There is just enough space between the elements of VELÓ to store 2-2 bicycles. Men’s, women’s or also kids’ bikes can easily be locked to its metal racks.
The base of VELÓ is made of high performance concrete, its storage racks are made of galvanized-sintered steel, therefore it can withstand the rigors of public usage. Its surface is easy to clean with common cleaning agents.