Parked bicycles in Australia
Understanding the bikes people park, and how they park them.
- Dr Robbie Napper Monash Art, Design and Architecture
- Dr Sarah Roberts
- Derek Gurban Monash University
For bicycle transport to work, we need to develop vehicles, ports, and ways in harmony. At present we only have a rudimentary understanding of the bikes Australians ride. This research aims to correct this.
Dr Robbie Napper
In developing a new bicycle parking device, we noticed that there was a poor understanding of bicycles – at a detailed level as well as understanding the various sizes and types we see out on the street. As a ubiquitous vehicle, the bicycle is very easily overlooked, but as a design lab we are deeply concerned with what things are and how they are used. We analysed the Australian Standard for Bike Parking and found that we could provide a lot more detail which will help people design and implement better bike parking.