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VELĂ“ MONĂ“ LENA

Tactical Urbanism Project

VELÓ bicycle storage — © Zsuzsa Darab

Addressing the surge in micromobility, our project utilizes 'tactical urbanism' to offer temporary or even permanent solutions for bicycle infrastructure.
VELĂ“ bicycle storage, MONĂ“ bicycle rack, and LENA lane separator are now introduced and available for testing at DDW.

Challenges of microbility infrastructure

Micromobility, and cycling in particular, is growing rapidly due to the pandemic, soaring fuel prices and the trend toward a healthier lifestyle. The development of urban bicycle infrastructure cannot keep pace with this growth, as it is challenging to establish cycling facilities at every busy location. This is especially true in cities where cycling as a daily mode of transportation has a less established tradition.

Flexible solutions from VPI

This project uses the flexible approach of 'tactical urbanism' to provide temporary solutions for the development of bicycle infrastructure. From the perspective of cyclists, two major issues emerge: storage and safety. These two factors can be addressed with flexible and temporary solutions specifically designed for this purpose: the mobile bike storage unit VELĂ“, the mobile bike stand MONĂ“, and the removable bike lane separator LENA. They have already been installed in temporary public spaces and pop-up events in Budapest. VELĂ“ can now also be tested by visitors at DDW.

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About VPI

VPI Concrete from Budapest (HU) designs and creates advanced concrete furniture for public spaces. The company was founded by architects and landscape architects to invent a new integrity in design and technology of concrete products and their function in public spaces.

MONÓ bicycle rack — © Zsuzsa Darab

LENA lane separator — © Zsuzsa Darab

VELÓ bicycle storage — © Réka Bohus

Assembly of VELÓ — © Zsuzsa Darab

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