I loved Talking Heads ‘Road to Nowhere’ – but David Byrne’s bling bling dollar sign as secure bicycle parking seems to me to be going in the same direction and less than cost effective in terms of sustainable use of resources. The bling bling tubular work will make the stands more expensive (certainly than our own secure caMden stands) and I am not convinced will promote secure cycling practice, or survive Art cliché in terms of a comment on New York. Too many artists have used the dollar sign to make a comment on American culture for me to be impressed – but then call me picky.
The finalists of the CityRacks Design Competition to design bike parking furniture for New York have been announced. We believe that Andrew Lang and Harry Dobbs ‘I ♥ NY’ entry should win as it encourages the user to lock their frame and both wheels in a similar fashion to our own caMden (M-Stand) stand. The stand also has a great New York feel, it is obviously influenced by the iconic I ♥ NY logo.
Adam Thorpe and Lorraine Gamman participated in many media events taking about their Bikeoff research that generated the new Broxap anti bike theft bike stands located in Camden. The stands were featured by Design Technology Alliance/Design Council to mark Home Secretary’s launch of Home Office’s design out crime initiative. Thorpe and Gamman were also interviewed on BBC Radio 4, the Today Programme, BBC National Lunch Time News and Design Council Film as benchmark design against crime.
Adam Thorpe’s account of how to design out bike theft and latest Bikeoff designs was also subsequently covered by Korean and Mexican TV .