Arber Shabani

Arber Shabani

Integrated Product Design MSc
2011

MultiCycle

A safe multifunctional cycle for mothers and children

Multi-Cycle is an eco-friendly adaptable cycle for the busy city. Research from TFL has shown that there is a rapidly growing trend for cyclists in the city. In addition, it has been found that mothers are unlikely to cycle with their infants due to safety implications. Multi-Cycle is aimed at encouraging cycling in congested cities and to change cycling behaviour towards mothers. It is adaptable for different commuting needs; from a three-wheeled bike with a child seat to a pram, or even, a simple narrow bike. Safety has been a key element throughout the design, and has been applied in order to boost the confidence, and safety perception for the user. Moreover, this will be the first bike with active airbag systems that will protect the child even in a dangerous collision. Extra attachments also allow the bike to be used by parents and children of different shapes and sizes. Another positive feature of the bike is, it can be folded together hence less storage space is needed, making it perfect for compact cities. MultiCycle - the safest eco-friendly child transporter.