These conversion dingbats are being trialed in London now, according to Wired
What a great idea, especially for spending-averse cities like Prague where there is literally nowhere to lock up your bike. I’d love to get a hundred of these and bolt them up all over the city. Please note, they appear to be designed for use with fixed gear bikes 😉
The Cyclehoop is a steel hoop which clamps onto lampposts, street signs and other urban poles and turns them into proper bike racks. The advantages to the host city are great: it’s a lot cheaper and quicker than the digging and re-concreting required for normal racks, and the Cyclehoop takes up almost no space in comparison.