Reinventing the Bike Shed



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John Hearns

Guest
Exhibition and seminar on 'reinventing the bike shed'
as part of Architecture Week.
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Cycling is booming in London. With big increases in recent years,

the UK's capital is now Europe's fastest growing cycling city and
better still as the number of cyclists has increased the level of
accidents has been coming down.

There are still challenges to be faced though. As more and more
Londoners take to two wheels new demands are emerging for more and
better cycle parking. A big issue too is the security of those
facilities with many bikes now representing a very substantial
investment for the individual cyclist.

Recent statistics show that although cycling in London is sometimes
perceived as difficult, with issues around theft and security or
negotiating traffic, cycling in the capital increased at a rate of
23% a year from 2004 to 2005.

As a result, more bikes require more safe bike parking. With this
in mind, Reinventing the Bike Shed - a new initiative - has been
launched as part of the London Architecture Biennale 2006 to
encourage inner city cycling and provide a catalyst for some
critical thinking on the issue of urban bike parking.

Please come along to the exhibitiion and the seminar (please reserve
a place in advance) - details below.

EXHIBITION

REINVENTING THE BIKE SHED

Urban cycling is a challenge – will your bike be there when you
return or not? This exhibition looks at design, crime and cycles in
the city. A London Architecture Biennale event organised by Feilden
Clegg Bradley Architects, Sogol Architects, Southwark Cyclists and
curated by Bikeoff/Design Against Crime Research Centre and Ansel &
Associate. More info www.londonbiennale.org.uk

The Arches

52-54 Tooley Street

London SE1 2SZ

(behind On Your Bike)

>From 16 to 25 June 2006, 1100 to 2100 Mon –Fri, 1100 to 1700 Sat-Sun


Free entry

More info:

Stephanie Laslett, Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects,


Barry Mason, Southwark Cyclists
www.southwarkcyclists.org.uk

SEMINAR and PRESENTATION

REINVENTING THE BIKE SHED

This seminar looks at patterns of bike crime, perpetrator techniques
and current solutions. It aims to stimulate better design solutions
to the problem of bike theft, and launches a national open design
competition published in the July issue (out early June) of
Blueprint design magazine.

Contributions from Wayne Hemingway (designer and founder of Red or
Dead) Adam Thorpe, researcher and designer with the Bikeoff/Design
Against Crime Research Centre at Central Saint Martins, along with
architects, designers and planners. A London Architecture Biennale
event organised by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, Sogol
Architects, Southwark Cyclists and Bikeoff/Design Against Crime
Research Centre.

More info www.londonbiennale.org.uk and www.feildenclegg.com

The Arches

52-54 Tooley Street

London SE1 2SZ

(behind On Your Bike)

Sunday 18 June 2006, 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Reserved places only: fliss mills, feildenclegg

MANY THANKS.