Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Design Concepts

Designers seem to be attracted to bicycles, the folding variety included.

The 'One' folding bicycle has been designed by Thomas Owen with an intriguing look, although there seems to be no power connection between the pedals and rear wheel. A rideable prototype would be much more interesting.

The Everglide folding bicycle is designed to be a means of transport for the 'last mile' between public transport and the final destination, according to the Village Voice. This Australian design appears to be aimed at the same market as the A-Bike, although it is uncertain whether it exists, other than as a concept. There are some more details on the Australian Design Award - Student webpage.