Design and Plan for Public Folding Bike System
|Keywords:||工業設計;摺疊自行車;系統設計;大眾運輸系統;節能減碳;Industrial Design;Folding Bike;System Design;Public Transfer System;Conserve Energy and Reduce Carbon Emission|
Because of the energy shortage, environmental pollution, and global warming, people have to conserve energy and reduce carbon emission immediately. Moreover, thinking a new transfer mode in short distance which based on eco-awareness and efficiency. Depending on zero pollution, low energy consumption, and healthy fitness, bicycling has become a new type of green mode combining with the public transfer system. Due to the positive impression people have on bicycling from environmental protection, health concerning, tourism to family gathering, and the government’s strong promotion, the number of people bicycling has been rapidly increasing in Taiwan. A new kind of lifestyle known as LOHAS prevails along with the increased population of bicyclists. However, most people still see bicycling as a recreation instead of a daily commute activity. To actually live up to the spirit of LOHAS, one should quit driving to work but start riding a bicycle or taking public transportation or walking .In that way, it may efficiently reduce the heavy traffic during rush hours from Monday to Friday while also improving the air quality. Metropolitan Rapid Transit (M.R.T) in Taiwan is highly concentrated and available in Taipei city. This research collects and analyzes the commute situation of people in Taipei city. Furthermore, to compare with other cities witch already have well-constructed bicycle commute system. Through this to find out the cut point corresponding with characteristics of Taiwan. Taiwan is the world’s best known country for bicycle design and manufacturing industry. Because of the outstanding production technology, Taiwan is called “The Bicycle Kingdom”. Folding bike is especially popular nowadays. Attracting by its advantage of space-saving and so many different types of folding mechanism, some commuters were already taken them as a tool for transfer public transportation system. The folding bike can highly match up with the public space due to the efficiency folding function, the smaller tires that can easy to cruise through the crowd, and easy to carry with. Also, folding bikes need higher industrial design and manufacture demand, and stricter safety standard. Under the structure of “consolidating people's willing to use bicycle for commuting,” the main idea of the research is to find a proper design method to solidify people's needs. In the meanwhile, this research intends to integrate further technology as well as Taiwanese topnotch bicycle industry, to come up with a systematic design for public rental folding bike , and hopefully to let people join it so the utility rate of private cars/scooters and the damage of global warming can be reductive. The ultimate goal is to make people take "using bicycles to commute" as a right thing, amplify it and infect others by forming the idea of sustainable operation.
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