Østerbro gets capital’s first new cargo bike stands – The Post

Østerbro gets capital’s first new cargo bike stands

Parking units will be introduced across Copenhagen pending successful trials

Design intended to be visible, while fitting in (photo: Hitsa.dk)
June 23rd, 2015 1:56 pm| by Philip Tees

Three-wheeled cargo bikes are a familiar sight in Copenhagen – they are the perfect solution for urbanites wanting to deliver Christmas trees, take their purchases home from IKEA, or drop the kids off at nursery.

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But they’re not cheap, and when it comes to parking they are more of a challenge than their two-wheeled counterparts.

Ten installed
For these reasons Copenhagen Municipality plans to furnish the city with specially designed secure parking spaces, and has already begun in Østerbro.

The industrial design company Hitsa was awarded the contract to design the parking system and, together with the design agency VE2, has come up with a device it says combines visibility, while fitting in with the cityscape.

So far 10 stands have been installed in Østerbro and the municipality will judge their effectiveness before deciding whether to roll them out citywide.