Curb-side Cycle Repair Shop
Steve O'Connor

Pop-up cycle repair kiosk shops to support Sydney’s cycleways and capture the zeitgeist of 2020

“Designing cities is arguably as much about detail design as it is about larger policy, planning and urban design questions. Urban furniture is one measure of the level of design sophistication in the culture of a city and its leaders. This kiosk design reflects a youthful vitality with design roots traceable to unique historic industrialised harbour architecture and infrastructure, uses enduring and sustainable materials and construction, and integrates smart technology. This is achieved by interior and exterior design that significantly reduces bulk and urban clutter whilst increasing retail space and functionality. It reflects and enhances Sydney’s emerging identity as a city on the global stage.”- Alec Tzannes

JCDecaux has worked with Tzannes to sketch a simple adaptation of its kiosk infrastructure to support Greater Sydney’s commitment to cycling as a travel mode and a benefit to public health, with this pop-up cycle repair shop. JCDecaux researched current vendors, who identified kiosks as more than just convenience, they “satisfy contemporary retail needs – with the ability to activate the public space with less clutter.” With a compact, modular design, these adaptive kiosks could also change in nature from day to night trading. This commercial-community offering enlivens public

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