Pibal Bicycle by Phillipe Starck and Peugeot
In response to the rising number of city cyclists, French designer Phillipe Starck has created a bicycle/scooter hybrid in collaboration with French car company Peugeot for a bike-sharing scheme in Bordeaux, France.
To engage potential users with the project, Starck asked locals to submit design ideas that influenced his final design. The Pibal (French for baby eel) can be pedalled by the cyclist, or ridden like a scooter in heavy traffic, using the foot platform to push themselves along. Three hundred bicycles will be manufactured and delivered by June for free use in the city.