Public Bicycle Rack
Social segregation is maintained in Beirut through many ways, of which hostile streets and lack of public transport. Today, the emphasis remains on cars to move inhabitants from one private space to the next, turning the city into mere background scenery to everyone’s daily commute.
While many citizens turn to cycling as a reliable mode of transport, public policy remains hostile, indifferent at best, to soft mobility. Dedicated bike lanes are non existent and safe bicycle parking is rare, making Beirut a barrier city for two wheeled commuters.
Public Bicycle Rack flips the arguments put forth by local authorities, namely lack of funding and space, in an effort to provide the necessary cycling infrastructure. As a result, secure parking is created from wasted street space provided by existing invasive municipal equipment.