The Wheelie

Easier bike parking means easier bike transport.

Investigators

  • Dr Robbie Napper
    Monash Art, Design and Architecture
  • Dr Sarah Roberts
    Monash University

Partner organisation

  • Victorian Department of Transport

Funded by

  • Victorian Department of Transport

Councils and authorities have a problem – how to invest in bike parking when they’re unsure of demand. The Wheelie enables 6-10 bikes to be parked in one car space with no digging or permanent infrastructure. We can then quickly determine demand for bike parking and also accommodate unforeseen surges in demand.

Dr Robbie Napper

The Wheelie design was commissioned by the Victorian Department of Transport to offer a high-density bicycle parking device sitting somewhere between bike hoops and large scale Parkiteer stations. The project required the development of a new system to park bikes which was at once effective and also very cheap. The Wheelie is locally manufactured, open-source, and has already been deployed in Victoria’s V-Line railway network.

Open source link / DOI