28 February 2012

Hi, Cyclist! Your Bicycle is Here

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The area surrounding the nation's busiest train station, Nørreport, is a labyrinth of construction as the City is renovating the on-street facilities and making it a nicer place. The result is that there is less space available so the City of Copenhagen has these signs up on Købmagergade, near the station. We are always thrilled to Copenhagenize Consulting's "Hej Cyklist" behavourial communication template in use. This campaign was developed for the City by the consultancy Atkins Danmark. It reads:

Hej Cyclist! Can't you find your bicycle?
It's now parked in Rosenborggade.

In order to create space for everyone, we've drawn a bicycle parking zone here on Købmagergade. Bicycles parked outside the zone may be moved to the bicycle parking zone in Rosenborggade.

They include a little map so you can find your bicycle. How lovely.
Hej Cyclist Here is Your Bicycle
Around the corner, here are the bicycles that have been moved. A cool design of the photo that combines the bicycles on the sign with the bicycles parked behind it.

It reads:

Hi, Cyclist!

Your bicycle is here. If your bicycle wasn't parked in the parking zone on Købmagergade, we moved it here. Now there is better space for everyone.

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Here's the other angle.

Nørreport Temporary Parking
Up by the station, here is some more temporary parking. Looking forward to when the station area is finished being renovated, but we like the fact that these racks are placed smack in the middle of what used to be motor vehicle lanes.

Here are some related signage examples:
"Maybe We Moved Your Bicycle" - polite signs from the City of Copenhagen let bicycle users know where to find their bicycle when it's been moved away from emergency exits leading up from the Metro.

"Copenhagen's Bicycle Butlers - Park Illegally and get your chain oiled and tires pumped". The Bicycle Butlers have been a massive success.

"Walk your bicycle on the train station platform" - A firm message but with a soft and appealing graphic.


Paulo Rafael said...

Hello, I took a picture of a cargo bike in Olinda, Brazil, here in my blog http://agoralascou.blogspot.com/2012/02/bicicleta-de-carga-em-olinda.html

Feel free to use my picture, bye.

Marie said...

That is lovely! And in stark contrast to what has been going on over the other side of the bridge in Malmö recently. The new fancy train station Triangeln has no bike parking so people have been parking a bit here and there. The council has picked up their bikes, taken them to a large compound outside the city, charge anyone who travels out there SEK 250 and don't inform you so you do not know if its been stolen or not.

Mikael Colville-Andersen said...

bizarre, marie. malmø has a great reputation for bicycle friendliness

Anonymous said...

What Marie says.

Anonymous said...

In Malmö at Triangeln people did not park in the bicykle racks. Instead they parked bicycles in the way for disabled persons and the places for the fire department, thats why the bikes were taken away. Seven signs in the area are saying that bikes are towed away outside the racks.