Boris bikes: a design for life?

Boris bikes: a design for life?

Few brand-new designs have become as ubiquitous on the streets of London as the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme – known to all and sundry as ‘Boris Bikes’, despite the fact that they were commissioned by his predecessor. As the scheme is shortlisted for the Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011, here’s a look at what makes the bikes – designed by Michael Dallaire, and manufactured in rural Canada – tick.

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