The designer of Kolelinia is the architect Martin Angelov.
According to designer Martin Angelov:
Kolelinia is inspired by ski lifts. The system has a half pipe where the bicycle's wheels run and a cable above the pipe that gives stability while biking over cars. The cable connects to the bike handle with a hook, and just in case you still feel unsafe, the hook has a hole for a carabiner and harness.The story of the project "Kolelinia", by Martin Angelov:
Everything started in the summer of 2008. I decided to participate in the international architectural competition „Line of Site” on the „City Transportation Interchange” brief. The first crazy idea which came to my mind was to make flying bicycle-lanes, using steel wire, something like ski lift but working on the opposite principle in which the wire is static and it doesn’t need electricity. Ultimately I sent only a pencil sketch and the idea placed for the final, which was held on February 2009 in London. My detailed presentation won the „City Transportation Interchange” brief. During the autumn of the same year I decided to develop the idea in further details. At the same time I received an invitation to become presenter for the Sofia’s TEDx conference, something that additionally stimulated the development of the idea. Many of the principles have been changed. For example the personal safety device, which is a prior-art itself. This site presents the third step of the development. Time only will show what will come out of it…
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