On-Street Bike Parking in Buenos Aires

December 16th, 2013

On-Street Bike Parking in Buenos Aires

On-Street Bike Parking in Buenos Aires.  Photo by the author.

I spotted this cool on-street bike rack in the trendy Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires. It says “One car = ten bikes”.  It’s a very cool, visual way of providing bicycle parking in a neighborhood with narrow sidewalks and heavy pedestrian activity that also educates the driving public on the efficiency of travel by bicycle and the need for on-street bike infrastructure.

Metro’s planners recognize that bike parking is a really efficient use of space and a cost-effective way for us to provide alternatives for how our riders get to our stations.  Read more about Metro’s bike parking efforts on PlanItMetro.

Editor’s note: we have been made aware that this bike rack design is very similar to or perhaps based on a bike rack design by a company called Cyclehoop.  Congrats to Cyclehoop for such an innovative and educational design.

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  1. Livia
    December 17th, 2013 at 17:57 | #1

    Hi, Michael!

    While looking at the Atlantic article on bikes, I came across your photo that clearly indicates how many bikes fill a car parking spot. Would you allow a non-profit organization that works with cities, counties and states to create healthy communities using law and policy use the photo?


  2. Nicole Dahms
    January 6th, 2014 at 08:53 | #2

    Hi, I would like to use your photo for a leaflet for the city of Darmstadt, Germany.
    Is it possible?

    Greetings, Nicole

  3. August 14th, 2014 at 15:25 | #3

    Great design. I saw one street bike rack that was an oversized toblerone chocolate bar, and you was supposed to park your bike between the tablets. That was hilarious :)

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