As cities like Boise improve their bicycle-friendly infrastructure, the demand for an affordable utility bike has increased. That's where the Bike Design Project comes into play. Making connections between bike designers and manufacturers, the project has assembled five teams from five cities to develop the urban bicycle of the future.
Teams from Chicago, New York City, Seattle and Portland, Ore., built prototypes of their designs before those designs were voted on by commuters from around the world. Aug. 5, a winner was announced: The Denny.
And no, it has nothing to do with the restaurant chain. The Denny
, designed by Seattle designers and builders Teague and Sizemore Bicycle, features a removable handlebar lock system, automatic gear shifting, integrated storage, fenders, turn signals and electric power assist.
According to the project website, the Denny will be manufactured by Fuji Bikes, and will be available for sale on an undisclosed date.
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