25 June 2008

Simple Niceness and an IKEA Update

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Bike Ramp Cosiness
I love this. There is no need for a little ramp here. It requires no great effort to get your bike from backyard bike racks to the street.

Nevertheless, some Copenhagener deemed it necessary and cosy to make one. They used time and effort for this little bit of niceness.

Every little bit helps.

IKEA teams up with Velorbis to loan out bikes and trailers
Regarding our previous post about IKEA's collaboration with Velorbis in loaning out bikes and trailers from their big box stores, here's a little update.

The first IKEA in Copenhagen to loan out the bikes is in Gentofte, north of the city. Since the programme started, IKEA reps from Sweden, Germany and China have flown in to visit the Gentofte store and to see the Velorbis bikes and trailers in action.

The response has been overwhelmingly positive, so here's hoping the idea spreads quicker than a Dane can dismount a bicycle.

Read more at the website for the programme FREETRAILER.DK


Anonymous said...

Cool blog. Congratulations... I've been in Copeenhagen and I envy the spread of bikes in the city.

Regards from Lisbon

Zakkaliciousness said...

thanks very much!

Greg said...

The ramp's a nice touch. See the bike in the front of the photo with the large rear basket? A return trip from the grocery store and that ramp is going to be a lot nicer to go up than a curb.

Zakkaliciousness said...

You're right Greg, absolutely right. One detail I didn't mention, though is that the parking here is for offices - a radio station and other businesses - so that's what struck me.... that most people using this ramp are merely going to work or leaving work. Usually done empty-biked.