After decades of car domination in Warsaw, it is time for us to focus on more sustainable and citizen-friendly means of transportation. We all suffer due to the marginalization of pedestrians, bicycles and public transport. It affects the city’s sprawling, unequal distribution of commerce, the lack of charm of public space and endless barriers in citizens’ everyday life.
Bicycle, because of its compactness and low exploration costs, is becoming important both in leisure and work commuting for many people. Yet the infrastructure provided for bikers in insufficient. Biking routes are few and discontinuous, especially in east-west direction, and they miss proper auxiliary functions.
Bike/owa Warszawa is a studio project, in which students proposed solutions to improve biking conditions in Warsaw at different scales: from wide urban analyses covering not only biking problem but city’s usability in general, to bridges connecting both sides of Vistula, to small interventions aimed to promote healthier and happier life with bicycle in it.