Lowest acceptable technical state of bikes
Most projects for improvement of daily urban cycling focus single-sided on improvement of the infrastructure. Excluding the bike itself cannot bring the indispensable entire success. Therefore, I appreciate that you name your project «Bicycle Innovation Lab», so I can focus on it.
- Eliminate all bikes which are below minimum level of technical state. As people do think it ‘s a main part of Amsterdam cycling freedom: "I can ride, any bike, I like“, it will be difficult to realise this indispensable act.
- „To improve safety ….related to different speeds“ it’s necessary to make communication between cyclists, possible and easy. A small, single-sound-bell (The Amsterdam fietsbel) and a simple use code can help.
- The „Amsterdam electronic communication box“ (useful electronic features implemented) good visible mounted at the rear of bikes, can send (simply detectable) optical signals, in the most problematic constellation: „slower in front – quicker behind“.