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steven landau

new york, ny, United States

Design instructor

Member since September 08, 2008

  • bike vandalism


    In response to Gazelle Dutch Biking, posted by Samuel Vider,
    in the thread Gazelle Dutch Biking

    Sam, I have been reading your posts with interest, as you investigate various issues surrounding bicycle use in urban areas. It seems to me that this subject is one of great importance right now, so I strongly endorse the direction you are moving in. However, I have yet to see a really solid proposal for a product that you believe you can develop as your thesis project. Are you thinking about designing a bicycle, or an accessory, like a lock? Or, do you want to create an entire system for distributing rental bikes? You have identified the problem of vandalism as the number one problem for maintaining a fleet of rental bikes. This surprises me, because I can't really understand the motivation of those people who go to the trouble or messing up so many bicycles. they must almost be an organized group, out to create chaos for some reason. Is there some kind of device or product that could deter this form of destruction? What motivates vandalism, and how can you discourage people from doing it? steven

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