Problem-solving: carry your small folding bike everywhere

"One shot" by Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga

by Serena L. Rosato
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UTILITY_ "One Shot" was born with the need to reintroduce the use of bicycles in everyday life, in the attempt to fit it into the complex network of public transport, especially trains and subways. In this perspective was born a collaboration between two designers Valentina Vecchia and Marilena Alberga with the Alstom company. Alstom is a world leader company in the transportation sector, which is very careful about social changes. As a matter of fact it focused on the intermodal mobility in order to facilitate the users in every moment of their way.

 

 

The current situation is difficult: bicycles are unwelcomed on public transports because of the stress they can cause to the users. To face this situation, their common intentions gave birth to the idea of a small folding bike that you can bend in one simple, practical and intuitive step, so that the bike becomes immediately easy to carry.

 

 

 

One Shot” is composed of an aluminum frame, joint by two pins which permit that the bicycle could be bent and re opened with a rapid and solid locking system. Despite the mechanical complexity , the design is clean, thanks to the fairings on the frame. So, One Shot solves an esthetics problem, typical of folding bikes, since it cover all the elements that could hitch on when you move on foot and that could get the users’ clothes dirty when bending the bike. Also, the fairings can be treated in surface, offering infinite possibilities of personalization on order to fully satisfy all the market requirements.

 

  

In the end, thanks to its clean and compact design, One Shot can be carried to your workplace, at home and to the shops with comfort and practicality, reducing to a minimum the risk of theft.

 

 

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  • Serena L. Rosato

    Architect

    Bari / Italy

    Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)

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