Metrobike

August 2014

  • Service Design

In collaboration with Kaitlyn Schwalje, Peter Kuhberg and Martino Bilello at CIID

Metrobike allows its users to rent out unused bicycles in exchange for free metro rides. The service makes it easy to utilize otherwise idle bikes and help people move around the city in a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly way.

Metrobike activates underutilized bikes and adds to the growing trend of the sharing economy. The culture of trust and accountability catalyzed by such economies instills connectedness and active community participation.

The service also seeks to reduce city bike clutter, displacing bikes from outside the stations to within the Metro bike cellars. Equipped with electronic locking systems, the cellars would serve as Metrobike stations allowing easy mobility both within the reach of the Metro line and beyond to the Copenhagen suburbs.

Metrobike was presented to the Copenhagen Metro company (KĂžbenhavns Metro) as part of a month-long class in service design at CIID.