If it weren’t for those pesky pedals and handlebars–you know, the means by which you actually drive and steer–a bicycle, narrow as it is, might be a relatively easy thing to store. This thought has occurred to industrial designer Trevor Heder, who then tackled the wider of the two problems, the handlebars:
I like that they’ve designed the wall rack to incorporate the handlebars, though I can’t say if I’d actually use it as intended. Another potential UX hang-up might be what to do with the handlebars when shackling the bike up outdoors; would you be willing to carry them around with you, or risk theft?
At press time the Kickstarter campaign for Billibars was at $6,849 in pledges on a $15,000 goal, with 23 days left to pledge.
I support the effort and spirit of Billibars, but as a Citibike user, am probably not the target market. For those of you who own your own bicycles, what say you?