The number of people riding bicycles in NYC increased by 28% from 2009 to 2010, making cycling NYC’s fastest-growing mode of transportation. To accommodate such vastly growing numbers, it’s clear that the number of bike racks scattered throughout New York City’s five boroughs will need to be increased, and potentially even improved on as well. Vim & Vigor set out to solve this dilemma with a response that’s equally elegant and effective. Through brainstorming and team conceptualization, V&V arrived at a solution which focuses on multiple key touch points.
Thus was born the P1 Bike Rack. The P1 offers a combination of safety, security, economy and versatility while still facilitating usage and even potential branding opportunities on a level that’s simply not seen in bike rack designs currently available.
Allowing up to three bikes to be stored at one time, the P1 presents multiple sections with a wide variety of benefits. The inner selection offers added security and increased stability, while the two outer spaces improve accessibility and availability for users on-the-go. In addition, the P1 accommodates all types of bikes – from the Brooklyn-favored fixie to the foldable commuter rig to the spandex-clad racer’s choice.
When it comes to safe-keeping, the P1 picks up where other designs leave off. Users are presented with multiple locking points at raised levels to prevent locks from being struck apart. What’s more, users can walk away knowing that their bikes will remain upright and undamaged, as the P1 prevents the dreaded bicycle “slip-fall,” which can lead to bikes being crushed beneath parking cars. From the perspective of mounting the racks in sidewalks, the P1 can be safely fastened to the ground with either an integrated mount for additional security or a bolt mount for easy installation.
The P1 promotes economic and versatile organization, with multiple options for sidewalk placement, providing alternatives for more popular parking areas.