Fast Company on Snap-in-Place Bike Lanes


Bike share programs are catching on from Times Square to Taipei, but for cities on the fence about adding bike lanes — or desiring to test the concept first — there’s an inexpensive, low-cost solution: Lego-like, snap-together modules.

Fast Company reports that the Copenhagenize Flow, made of recycled plastic and wood, is a quick and low-cost way for cities to add bike infrastructure that is physically separate (i.e., elevated an inch or so) from road surfaces.

“Lift it. Grab it. Place it. Click it.” That’s how easy it is to install the tiles, according to the firm that designed them.

The magazine notes that this innovation could be appealing to cities that want to test the impact of bike lanes or want to add new lane without a significant financial commitment.

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