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ACIDO Rocket Finalist

Parapet: Bicycle Barrier System

Parapet is a bicycle barrier conceived through a material exploration in concrete. It intends to improve North American cycling infrastructure by making it safe for all road users through traffic calming, making a more effective use of material than traditional ad-hoc solutions, and providing an aesthetically pleasing, durable, and low maintenance solution for keeping infrastructure safe. The main idea behind Parapet is that it is punctuated, and does not need to be a continuous full wall of concrete to protect the users. This allows for Urban “permeability” for slower traffic such as pedestrians and cyclists, all the while maintaining versatility and adaptivity to urban environments that possess varying uniformity.

About the Designer

Joel Martin, Sheridan College

Joel is a young designer who grew up in the countryside of Bluewater, Ontario on a small hobby farm. He values practicality and honesty within his work; looking to make the world a better place by focusing on the smaller things in our lives that are often overlooked.