Posted on March 20, 2016 at 9:37 am
An interesting initiative took place this week in Somers Town, the area in between Pancras Road, Euston Road, Eversholt Street, Crowndale Road, and the railway approaches to St Pancras Station. Creative regeneration specialists Clear Village and collaborative design group Eclective, took a Christiania cargo bike out in the community. The idea was to start a conversation around its use: ‘We will be exploring how we can design and build the – aptly named – Good Bike to be used and enjoyed by the community’ said the organisers.
On the first day, the Good Bike was positioned outside Neville Edith Primary School where passers by were invited to a game of ping pong set up over the top of the cargo bike.
Some great ideas came through on how to utilise the cargo bike including a mobile ATM machine, a funky Burger stall, a football bike and a clothes-galore bike!
Over the weekend, ideas continued flowing in exchange of a free crepe as the Good Bike pootled down to Chalton market and Ossulton Street, NW1. All ideas generated throughout the week were displayed for everyone to see and to share further thoughts on community use of the utility bike. What a great initiative!