At this Drive-In Cafe, Enjoy a Coffee Without Leaving Your Bike

As part of a plan to encourage non-motorized transport in Zurich, the city is experimenting with amenities designed to attract cyclists, including a rethink of a classic symbol of American car culture - the drive-in restaurant.

How do you get even more bikers on the road in an already bike-friendly city? For Zurich, this means making the city's cafe culture more accessible to those on two wheels who are pressed for time.

"As part of a larger Urban Transport 2025 plan that also encourages public transportation and walking, the city is experimenting with new incentives for cyclists, including this bike-up coffee bar," writes Adele Peters. "Like the bike version of a classic drive-in restaurant that lets diners eat without leaving their car, [the Velokafi stand] lets bikers enjoy coffee without getting off their two-wheeled rides."

Full Story: A 'Drive-In' Cafe for Bikes Pops Up in Zurich

Comments

building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
$25

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!