VeloHUB

VeloHUB

A bicycle parking space with practical and social value.

An initiative for the collective transformation of urban space

What could our cities look like with fewer cars and more open space? This is the question that the VeloHUB initiative is exploring together with citizens and other stakeholders. As a platform, it wants to reclaim urban space and shape the current transformation towards car-free cities. The focus is on the bicycle and the social aspect.

The prototype is a first physical implementation of their findings: On the surface of a public car park, it lets flexible hubs for sustainable mobility, social interaction, green community spaces and micro business emerge. At the next location, the modular concept will be further developed through participatory design processes. The initiative is looking for partners, supporters and interested parties who want to actively promote the transport revolution and implement a sustainable and social mobility solution.

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Accessible and plantable roof

In addition to secure bicycle parking spaces, the concept offers an optional second level for community interests, be it fitness, urban gardening, advertising space or even weather protection. Green roofs, for example with sedum-planted cassettes made of recycled HDPE, and solar panels are also possible, making VeloHUB even more environmentally friendly.

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Bench

Sit down - after a bike ride or just because. This inviting space module offers cyclists and passers-by protection from wind and rain, while the smartphone can be charged inductively through the bench. Hidden under the bench: the VeloHUB electronic control centre.

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Bicycle stand

The leaning bars are mounted at a generous distance and provide a secure and bumper-free hold for bicycles and cargo bikes. The integrated ABUS locks offer practical protection against theft. Illumination in the dark is provided by an LED light, which is powered by a solar module and sets a colourful accent.

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State-of-the-art safety technology

With the 9001 IoTect locking module, ABUS offers a smart security solution. In combination with the bicycle stand, rental systems, for example, can be easily organised digitally. On site, the user operates the 9001 IoTect lock via app. The operator of the rental system can call up all parameters relating to the locks on a dashboard via the cloud-based platform „ABUS cMAP“ and provide users with keyless access.

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Repair pole

Stay mobile, even if a tyre is flat or something rattles: Bicycles can be quickly repaired at the Lo Minck repair pole. It offers up to 12 special tools, a vandal-proof crank air pump and can also be equipped with a washing station thanks to a prepared water connection.

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Battery charging locker

The Kemmlit Powerbox offers power in the locker: the six lockers of the locker system each have two sockets and two USB connections. The compartments offer enough space for an e-bike battery and charger, a bicycle helmet or a bag. Simply plug everything in, lock it up and then go shopping, work or meet friends without a care in the world. Freshly charged, the tour can continue afterwards!

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Accessible and plantable roof

In addition to secure bicycle parking spaces, the concept offers an optional second level for community interests, be it fitness, urban gardening, advertising space or even weather protection. Green roofs, for example with sedum-planted cassettes made of recycled HDPE, and solar panels are also possible, making VeloHUB even more environmentally friendly.

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Bench

Sit down - after a bike ride or just because. This inviting space module offers cyclists and passers-by protection from wind and rain, while the smartphone can be charged inductively through the bench. Hidden under the bench: the VeloHUB electronic control centre.

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Bicycle stand

The leaning bars are mounted at a generous distance and provide a secure and bumper-free hold for bicycles and cargo bikes. The integrated ABUS locks offer practical protection against theft. Illumination in the dark is provided by an LED light, which is powered by a solar module and sets a colourful accent.

VeloHUB

State-of-the-art safety technology

With the 9001 IoTect locking module, ABUS offers a smart security solution. In combination with the bicycle stand, rental systems, for example, can be easily organised digitally. On site, the user operates the 9001 IoTect lock via app. The operator of the rental system can call up all parameters relating to the locks on a dashboard via the cloud-based platform „ABUS cMAP“ and provide users with keyless access.

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Repair pole

Stay mobile, even if a tyre is flat or something rattles: Bicycles can be quickly repaired at the Lo Minck repair pole. It offers up to 12 special tools, a vandal-proof crank air pump and can also be equipped with a washing station thanks to a prepared water connection.

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Battery charging locker

The Kemmlit Powerbox offers power in the locker: the six lockers of the locker system each have two sockets and two USB connections. The compartments offer enough space for an e-bike battery and charger, a bicycle helmet or a bag. Simply plug everything in, lock it up and then go shopping, work or meet friends without a care in the world. Freshly charged, the tour can continue afterwards!

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Modular metal structure

VeloHUB is a modular, scalable system that can be individually configured to meet the diverse needs of the city and its residents. This is ensured by a stable basic structure made of carefully welded and environmentally friendly painted metal. Made by WSM, designed by Designit. Awarded with the „ABC Award“ for sustainable mobility solutions.

  • Durable, modular, colour-coated steel construction
  • Combination of several elements possible
  • Individually configurable
  • Optional second level for flexible layout
  • Compatible with solar panels
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Do you have questions about the VeloHUB modular concept?

We would be pleased to talk to you about the sustainable and social mobility solution.

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VeloHUB

Aug 18 2021

Product development

WSM presents the VeloHUB initiative

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