"The Pibal" by Philippe Starck: a new bicycle-scooter

by Valentina Ieva
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On the initiative of the city of Bordeaux, one of the biggest european bicycle city, Philippe Starck designed "THE PIBAL", the draft of the urban ideal bicycle, produced by the manufacturer Peugeot. He was inspired by inputs of few hundreds of citizens of Bordeaux, thanks to an online survey organized by the city of Bordeaux.

The prototype has been presented by Philippe Starck during a press conference in the presence of Bordeaux Major, Alain Juppé.
300 bicycles will be delivered in june and loaned for free to the citizens of Bordeaux thanks to la Maison du vélo.
Philippe Starck has been involved for a long times in mobility and ecological issues, anticipating the global mutations of our contemporary world.

Philippe Starck said:

"Just as the pibale, undulating and playing with the flow, Pibal is an answer to new urban ergonomics, thanks to a lateral translation which allows oneself to pedal long distances, to scoot in pedestrian areas and to walk next to it, carring a child or any load on its platform. It only has the beauty of its intelligence, of its honesty, of its durabiliity. Rustic and reliable, it’s a new friend dedicated to the future Bordeaux expectations" .


    • Valentina Ieva

      Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)