"What if communities formed new parks when they needed them? What if these parks could be formed by swarms of bicycles? If that sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel, get ready because landscape architect John Bela, ASLA, at Rebar and artist Tim Wolfer at N55 have created Parkcycle Swarm," writes Jared Green.
"San Francisco-based urban design and art firm Rebar first tested the Parkcycle concept for one of its famed Park(ing) Days," he explains. "They describe the system as a 'human-powered open space distribution system designed for agile movement within the existing auto-centric urban infrastructure.'”
"N55, a Copenhagen-based public art group, sees each unit as modules in a broader system. 'The Parkcycle Swarm can be seen as a DIY urban planning tool that is as an alternative to the top down urban planning that dominates most cities in the world.'"