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‘Link’ Urban Scooter System

‘Link’ Urban Scooter System

Link Urban Scooter System (Image courtesy Australian Design Award)
By Andrew Liszewski

Bicycle sharing programs, where you grab a bike at one locale, ride it to your destination, and then return it to another, are not uncommon in large urban areas. But sometimes a non-human powered mode of transport is preferred, and the ‘Link’ Urban Scooter System is just that, finding itself somewhere between bike sharing and renting a car. The ‘hubs’ can be mounted to existing light poles, which are already secure and wired for power, and each one contains 4 collapsible electric scooters that can be borrowed and used for short trips around the city.

Users would have to pre-register with the program in order to gain access to the scooters, and they’d also be issued a mandatory helmet which would have to be worn at all times. Clearly the guy in the photo montage above is NOT a registered user.

The ‘Link’ Urban Scooter System concept was created by Anton Grimes, a student at the University of New South Wales, as part of the Australian International Design Awards. But it also suits Sydney’s 2030 plan to reduce the amount of cars in the city and make it more pedestrian-friendly.

[ ‘Link’ Urban Scooter System ] VIA [ The Design Blog ]







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  • http://www.varologic.com/ sandy mathis

    WOW! It is nice way to have short trip around city with this beautiful scooter and have fun too. Along with fun i think this is also best pedestrian journey.

  • hgregory

    I can already see the problem: spending a whole day looking for an empty “hub” to get finally rid of the damn thing!!

  • http://www.powerchairshop.com/pride-mobility-scooters.html mobilityscooter

    nice…so user-friendly and of course, humorous and environment-friendly.

  • shereneg

    Hi there,
    We’ve noticed this product concept from the 2009 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award has caught your interest and we wanted to say thank you for the write up.
    Just to give you a quick update, this project is now one of thirteen Australian product concepts that have made it through into the global James Dyson Award- a competition that spans 21 countries to identify the best young inventors from around the world. From 16 June – 12 July 2009, your readers can vote for this project or another entry in the James Dyson Award on http://www.jamesdysonaward.org. FYI- From each country, the project which receives the most votes will get an automatic entry as a shortlist and the chance to win the grand prize of £10,000 for themselves and another £10,000 for their university!

  • shanoodle

    Hi there,
    We’ve noticed this product concept from the 2009 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award has caught your interest and we wanted to say thank you for the write up.
    Just to give you a quick update, this project is now one of thirteen Australian product concepts that have made it through into the global James Dyson Award- a competition that spans 21 countries to identify the best young inventors from around the world. From now through till the 20th July 2009, your readers can vote for this project or another entry in the James Dyson Award on http://www.jamesdysonaward.org. FYI- From each country, the project which receives the most votes will get an automatic entry as a shortlist and the chance to win the grand prize of £10,000 for themselves and another £10,000 for their university!

  • shanoodle

    Hi there,
    We’ve noticed this product concept from the 2009 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award has caught your interest and we wanted to say thank you for the write up.
    Just to give you a quick update, this project is now one of thirteen Australian product concepts that have made it through into the global James Dyson Award- a competition that spans 21 countries to identify the best young inventors from around the world. From now through till the 20th July 2009, your readers can vote for this project or another entry in the James Dyson Award on http://www.jamesdysonaward.org. FYI- From each country, the project which receives the most votes will get an automatic entry as a shortlist and the chance to win the grand prize of £10,000 for themselves and another £10,000 for their university!

  • shanoodle

    Hi there,
    We’ve noticed this product concept from the 2009 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award has caught your interest and we wanted to say thank you for the write up.
    Just to give you a quick update, this project is now one of thirteen Australian product concepts that have made it through into the global James Dyson Award- a competition that spans 21 countries to identify the best young inventors from around the world. From now through till the 20th July 2009, your readers can vote for this project or another entry in the James Dyson Award on http://www.jamesdysonaward.org. FYI- From each country, the project which receives the most votes will get an automatic entry as a shortlist and the chance to win the grand prize of £10,000 for themselves and another £10,000 for their university!

  • shanoodle

    Hi there,
    We’ve noticed this product concept from the 2009 Australian Design Award-James Dyson Award has caught your interest and we wanted to say thank you for the write up.
    Just to give you a quick update, this project is now one of thirteen Australian product concepts that have made it through into the global James Dyson Award- a competition that spans 21 countries to identify the best young inventors from around the world. From now through till the 20th July 2009, your readers can vote for this project or another entry in the James Dyson Award on http://www.jamesdysonaward.org. FYI- From each country, the project which receives the most votes will get an automatic entry as a shortlist and the chance to win the grand prize of £10,000 for themselves and another £10,000 for their university!