31st Aug 2012
Public Sector - View Bulletin
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Tel: 0208 742 3223
Winner: Red Dot award for product design 2012
How do you make a city more cyclist friendly over night without adding clutter to the street scene?
Easy. Transform sign posts into secure bicycle parking using the Smartstreets-Cyclepark™
The team at Smartstreets have now won 8 eight international design awards for their innovative street furniture range that helps towns, cities and campuses deal with the more difficult issues such as cigarette and gum litter and random bike parking. As designers of the multi award winning Smartstreets-Smartbin™ which makes it possible to create networks of cigarette and gum disposal points by leveraging new value from existing infrastriucture such as sign posts and lamp posts, they are experts in making more of what is already there without adding clutter to the street scene.
The Smartstreets-Cyclepark™ makes it possible to transform sign posts in minutes to provide secure, official bike parking facilities on even the narrowest streets. There is no need to disturb the pavement, installation takes minutes - and the benefit to cyclists and pedestrians is immediate.
Making streets more bicycle friendly, with less clutter, less trip hazards and less theft.
Designed to secure two bicycles, cyclists use their locks to secure their wheels and bicycle frame to the Cyclepark™ - which will support the bike and prevent opportunist thieves lifting a bike chained to a short sign post up and off the top. It's a simple, good looking bike parking solution which encourages a more environmentally friendly form of transport. It's good for pedestrians too, as it prevents bikes chained to sign posts being knocked or blown over to create trip hazards.
Smartstreets are a dynamic environmental product design company and were voted one of the top 10 brightest export hopes in the 2012 Export for Growth Awards run by the UKTI, HSBC and PWC. Selected as a finalist in the Living Labs Global Awards 2012 for environmental solutions, presented in Rio de Janeiro in March 2012, Smartstreets Ltd have also been awarded a Green Apple Award for Environmantal Best Practise in 2012 which will be presented at an award ceremony at the House of Commons in late 2012.
Designed to carry branding and/or messages for sponsors, Councils, BIDs or City logos, the eye catching Cyclepark can be produced in any colour to help identify cycle routes and promotes considerate bike parking by making the facilities more convenient.
Engineered and made in the UK from stainless steel, the Smartstreets-Cyclepark™ is a robust solution which can add thousands of bike parking spaces very rapidly, to encourage cycling and enable public spaces to fulfill their potential for safe, ordered bicycle parking.
The only people who won't like it - are the bike thieves.
Web gallery: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=smartstreets
Video introduction to Smartbins at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QUFeNm0QP8&feature=youtu.be