2017 / Design For Society / Designs for Social Impact / Professional

Double decker bicycle rack

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Design for Society/Designs for Social Impact
  • Company
    Diseño Neko, Mexico
  • Lead Designer
    Hiroshi Ikenaga, Daniel Olvera, Alice Pegman, Karime Tosca
  • Design Team
    Pablo Patiño Jovan Santiago Juan Antonio Guerrero
  • Project Link

The double-decker assisted bicycle rack by
Neko is the first user-centred two-tier cycle
parking system. Accessible, easy to use,
effortless, space saving, and usable by
anybody, regardless of age, physical
capabilities, or bicycle weight. It can even
be used for electric bikes up to 40kg, which
can be easily lifted to the upper level.

The rack lowers to ground level so the bike
can be wheeled into place, and the
pneumatically assisted folding system lifts
the bicycle to the upper level with minimum
effort. Unlike existing two-tier models, no
lifting of the bike onto the rack is required.
The system stores 8 bicycles in just 2 metres,
making it ideal for bicycle-dense urban areas
in which parking space is limited. Patent-
pending design worldwide.

Photo Credit: Diseño Neko