The growth of bicycle use has been rendered possible by the creation of a specific type of street furniture. Allowing easy and secure bicycle parking constituted a prerequisite essential to the rise of such use.
The work carried out ahead of time by Aréa with the cities and user associations has allowed us to offer a reply summarizing the effectiveness of each of their own functional specifications: easy installation, homogeneous and pleasant aesthetic, simple and secure fastening of the frame and wheel etc. The creation of bike parking appeared, from this point of view, as a founding act. Loyal to our culture of ranges and democratic design, we have added a small sensory extra to functionality, by creating the shape of a half wheel, which has become emblematic, and the P shape (for “parking”). These designs authorize, like side by side installation, an immediate understanding of the parking function.