Bike usage is a common and growing means of transportation. It‘s concentrated to cities, where it makes up to 10% of the daily traffic. Its usage on shorter distances is more efficient than the public transport and stands for a modern, healthy, and sus- tainable cityscape.
Yet it still causes inconviniences. Usually the cities infrastructure lacks the parking spaces and designa- tions needed to properly communicate with cyclists. Bike users have to deal with a high rate of thievery and have to provide their own security system; which is heavy, inconvenient and expensive.
Our challenge is to design a locking system, which makes it more comfortable to use the bike in the city. The solution is based on the connection between the city infrastructure and the bike user. The result should ensure more safety, easy handling and less weight to transport for the user. It generates a modern and pro- gressive image of the city, reduces maintenance cost and creates a more attractice cityscape, promoting bike usage.