Pavement Pressure For Your Cycle

We don’t have an organized cycle-riding system here in Mumbai, but I’m sure cities like Amsterdam and Beijing will appreciate the Air Station on their pavements, where cyclists rule the roads! The station is a unique approach at providing an air pump at steady intervals, much like the gas stations for cars. The difference of course is that the Air Station is fitted into the pavement (as explained in the video) for easy access. Hook up the bike and pedal-push some air! Nice!

Designers: Woon-kyeong & Kim Jong-buem

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15 Comments

  • bradw says:

    very sleek design, but not safe at all! you have to stand ont he road to pump up your bike?
    also if you have a flat tyre then surly giving it a little air encouages you to cycle on it again, and therefore run more risk of damaging the bike?!

    doesnt make sense, i would prefer to walk.

  • bradw says:

    very sleek design, but not safe at all! you have to stand ont he road to pump up your bike?
    also if you have a flat tyre then surly giving it a little air encouages you to cycle on it again, and therefore run more risk of damaging the bike?!

    doesnt make sense, i would prefer to walk.

  • Nxx says:

    I can foresee that there will be either few long queue or more barrier along the bike road.
    And people have to squad on bike road to pump up the bike? kinda dangerous…

  • Nxx says:

    I can foresee that there will be either few long queue or more barrier along the bike road.
    And people have to squad on bike road to pump up the bike? kinda dangerous…

  • Joe says:

    If my tire is flat
    pumping won't repair….

    anyway, good base of reflection i think. even if agree with bradw…

  • Joe says:

    If my tire is flat
    pumping won't repair….

    anyway, good base of reflection i think. even if agree with bradw…

  • chiariyees says:

    it's on the pavement/walkway, i think it's safe enough.
    this is great for places 'where cyclists rule the roads', like they said. i personally think it's a brilliant idea. =)

  • chiariyees says:

    it's on the pavement/walkway, i think it's safe enough.
    this is great for places 'where cyclists rule the roads', like they said. i personally think it's a brilliant idea. =)

  • @BenJHudson says:

    Its a cool idea and a nice thought for bikers, but wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to just have one of those portable bike pumps that straps to your frame?

    and In terms of safety- while its true that its dangerous to stand in the street, i think most people would use common sense and just move the bike in a bit and sit on the curb.

  • @BenJHudson says:

    Its a cool idea and a nice thought for bikers, but wouldn't it be easier and cheaper to just have one of those portable bike pumps that straps to your frame?

    and In terms of safety- while its true that its dangerous to stand in the street, i think most people would use common sense and just move the bike in a bit and sit on the curb.

  • uiandue says:

    Very practical, Beijing can be used on just fine

  • uiandue says:

    Very practical, Beijing can be used on just fine

  • design+ says:

    please visit beijing, shanghai or where ever there are alot of bicycles.

    #1. this is NOT cost effective at all.
    #2. it will be vandalized within a day.
    #3. there are “street pumps” that costs next to nothing on every corner.

    meh. nice rendering practice i guess.

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