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Designing High Density Urban Bike Parking 2016

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Sep 24, 2015 11:00 EDT - Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST
Semi-Finalist selection
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Jan 29, 2016 08:00 EST - Feb 22, 2016 12:00 EST
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Feb 22, 2016 12:00 EST - Mar 7, 2016 06:00 EST
Finalist selection
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Mar 7, 2016 06:00 EST - Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Mar 29, 2016 12:00 EDT - Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
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Apr 23, 2016 12:00 EDT
Is there a design solution that provides high-density, accessible, cost-effective bicycle parking in the urban context?

We need to improve the quality and quantity of bike parking spaces in Kendall Square. We are not alone -- inadequate bike parking is a challenge faced by almost every city in the US and around the world. The Kendall Square EcoDistrict, located in Kendall Square, Cambridge, is working to make Kendall as bike friendly as possible. A bike friendly Kendall Square requires ample safe and secure bike parking in accessible locations throughout Kendall Square. As more and more residents, visitors, and commuters have chosen bicycles as their preferred mode of transportation, the availability of high-quality bike parking at certain locations has been inadequate. This competition aims to solve the problem by revealing design solutions that provide high-density, accessible, cost-effective bicycle parking in and around Kendall Square for all types of users.



The Kendall Square EcoDistrict Steering Committee is looking for ideas to expand bike parking in Kendall Square by parking more bikes in less space, and making sure everyone can park whatever bike they are riding. The EcoDistrict seeks innovative designs that are flexible, decentralized, and customizable for use in a range of locations. While this competition is focused on the Kendall Square EcoDistrict, designs can be applied to other cities. We envision the winners of this design competition proposing designs that the EcoDistrict can review and potentially prototype in Kendall Square...and then bring to the world.

16 Proposals
The ‘BRB-Bike Rack/Bench’ integrates two uses into one elegant site element, accommodating up to 8 bikes & seating 5 people, comfortably.
simplicity in design is A brilliance in design We need to start implementing the design in favor of humanity.
The flycycle is efficient, accessible, easy for any organization to buy and install, and a beautiful addition to street life.
We not only offer high density, accesible, and cost-effective bike parking, but also an innovative way to relate to the urban environment.
Is lack of space the issue? Lacking visual appeal, bike storage begs for being hidden. Make it beautiful, so people want more of it.
The most functional bike rack on the market. The Plaza was designed with the cyclist in mind to provide high density with ease of access.
Space saving, affordable urban park for a biologically, mechanically and extraordinarily energy efficient bike transport is ......
Not all bicycles need premium parking. Time is money: Better my $100 bicycle get a bit beat up than spend 5 min a day looking for parking.
Designed for providing bike security in compact areas. Using American sourced parts that are easily reproducible and low cost.
Getting your bike in and out of the rack shouldn't be like untangling your headphones. We can keep our bikes seperate without spreading out.
Pedalpush is the bike parking solution. Pedal, park, repeat!
Easy To Use, Flexible, Reusable Bike Parking System
A #storm hit & #miles to go no #jacket!! @BicycleSocialClub has a #rain cape, hot #espresso, park-n-shop, #bike is #safe 24x7 access!!
In Kenya there are many Bikes which have no parking and the Government has never set site for parking. I will like to have a well workplan.
Cycle, don't drive. Plant trees, don't not plant trees. Can your pedal-commute take cars off the road and put trees in the ground?
Customizable bike racks or malleable urban scuptures subtley intervening in Kendall square, not disturbing the existing vibe of the area.