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London designers inspire New York’s Bike Racks

We are proud to announce that New York City has adopted the Cyclehoop concept as a solution to solve their bike parking shortage.

The New York City Department of Transportation has recently signed a $2million dollar contract to convert 12,000 old car parking meter poles into cycle stands, doubling the current number of cycle parking spaces in the city.

In 2008 Anthony Lau entered the New York Cityracks design competition and won first place with an indoor cycle parking facility at Google’s New York office. In addition, we also entered an outdoor design that converted car parking meters into cycle racks as a simple and low-cost solution.

Although we did not win the outdoor category of the competition, New York City has recently decided to emulate the Cyclehoop proposal with their new CityRacks, as their original winning design was too expensive to install.

In the UK, the Cyclehoop has been a popular solution adopted by many cities since its introduction in 2008. In London alone around 5000 cycle parking spaces have been created using Cyclehoops as they are easy and low cost to install, reduce street clutter and decrease bike theft.

New York City has seen a huge boom in cycling with a 26% increase in the number of people travelling by bicycle since 2005. This new investment in cycling infrastructure is vital in supporting this growth in cycling. The city has also installed dedicated cycle lanes across Times Square and will be launching a bike-sharing system later this year.

New cycle infrastructure can convey a powerful message. In London, our Car Bike Ports and Public Bike Pump are a statement of the City’s support for cycling and sustainable transport.

NYC Car Bike Port

Photo of Anthony Lau, MD of Cyclehoop  with Commissioner for Transport Janette Sadik-Khan with their winning design for Google’s Indoor Cycle Park (Below)

Anthony Lau, Cyclehoop MD