The project is part of FGC’s (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) Agenda 2030 objectives, in which it is committed to giving the bicycle an essential role in urban mobility, understanding the bicycle as an instrument of transformation to contribute to the city’ s pacification, social cohesion and to fight climate change.
Project Name: Bicitancat
Studio Name: Taller SAU
Thus, cycling is seen as a complementary option to public transport.
The aim is to implement modules in railway stations located outside the metropolitan area of Barcelona and therefore provide a service to users in the surrounding regions such as Baix Llobregat, Vallès Occidental, Anoia and Bages. It offers the chance to use combined mobility and to store bicycles in a safe and practical place.
PRE-INDUSTRIALISED AND ADAPTABLE MODULES
The main requirement of the project is to protect approximately 50 bicycles from meteorological conditions and vandalism.
For this purpose, a prefabricated structure based on steel profiles is proposed.
A two-level system is used to minimise the occupied surface area and a galvanised grille enclosure that allows for interior-exterior visual control. A four-sided roof guarantees the evacuation of rainwater, lowers the perimeter level of the module and acts as a visual reference in the urban landscape. The module is powered by photovoltaic energy from a panel placed at the peak of the roof.
The entire structure is designed to be assembled and disassembled in the shortest possible time and with the least possible impact on the site area. A large part of the assembly is done in the factory.
In order to make transport more efficient, the module is broken down into structural plans. This reduces the volume, avoiding the need to “transport air”.
Finally, adaptability is an important aspect of the proposal. On the one hand, the system can be adapted to any location. The adjustable feet mean that it can fit in different situations. On the other hand, it is designed to be able to be expanded according to the changing needs of different sites.
Bicitancats are therefore more of a system than a product. A strategy adaptable to the changing needs of metropolitan mobility.