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Philippe Starck Reinvents The Bicycle, For The Future
By Anthea Quay, 16 Feb 2012
French designer Philippe Starck has collaborated with car manufacturer Peugeot to produce the ‘Bike of the Future’—to replace the current bikes in the bike-sharing program of the city Bordeaux, France.
The new design will be a hybrid of a bicycle and scooter, will be durable, functional, and have lots of onboard storage.
It will have integrated foot-plates (standing platforms) in the center bottom of the frame, in front of the pedals, so that riders can more easily push start the bicycle.
According to Gizmag, the bike-scooter “will feature a lightweight aluminium frame… There’ll be brightly-colored wheels, hub-braking, and automatic, integrated LED lighting.”
In Bordeaux, 10% of the people’s daily trips are made on bike, according to Popsop.com, which is why “the city decided to further develop the eco-friendly vehicle”.
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