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The Pibal Bicycle Makes the Best of Inconsistent Traffic Conditions

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: starck & dezeen
The typical commuter bike can be perfected and the citizens of Bordeaux, France, have suggested how to go about it. The Pibal Bicycle is the culmination of a multitude of clever suggestions from cyclists that will help riders to better cope with a range of conditions in urban and suburban areas.

You'll notice that the frame of the two-wheeler has been altered so that the double top tubes and down tubes contour the front tire and plunge towards the ground. A horizontal platform links the front of the pushbike with the rear, providing a convenient place to rest a foot so that the Pibal bicycle can be used as a scooter.

Working with Peugeot, designer Philippe Starck is responsible for making so many ideas into one cohesive and efficient vehicle. It's ideal for fast-paced travel and for slow-paced movement at intersections; it's yellow accents are highly visible and its front and back racks can store plenty. Stats for Hybrid Scooter Cycles Trending: Older & Popular
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