Designers Debut Pop-up Bike Lanes

Lego-style paths offer temporary solution for cyclists

No bike lane? No problem. At least in Copenhagen, anyway. That’s where the Copenhagenize Design Company has debuted The Flow: inexpensive yet high-quality, pre-fabricated, interlocking modules that snap together to form a temporary cycling path.

The Flow is being hailed as the “gateway drug” to cycle-friendly cities by allowing municipalities to experiment with bike lanes without spending a lot of money. “Cities can kickstart their bicycle infrastructure network at a fraction of the price and see virtually instant results," reads Copenhagenize’s website. “It’s a low-risk investment with long-term benefits.”

Each Lego-like block is made from 100 percent recycled plastic and wood, according to In addition to being slip-resistant and water-permeable, the blocks are easy to put together; a small team can link together a half-mile of track in one day.

“A larger team will just make it go quicker and father,” the company said. “The ease of implementation makes it possible even for families with children to participate in the process.”


While this technology will likely become more popular around the country, Roundshot cameras aren't cheap. Aspen Skiing spent close to 20,000 dollars for each device. Major, Aspen's IT guy, first saw these cameras on vacation in Switzerland and set up his own company to acquire and install them in the states, reports The Denver Post. The units are also difficult to setup, Aspen Skiing had to find areas with a stunning 360 view in addition to having an internet and power source.

There are nearly 50 live Roundshot cameras operating around Europe, all of which can be viewed through the website's livecam. Go ahead and say goodbye to productivity at work.