Flite Bicycle Project is a fourteen-week group project that consisted of rides, interviews, and design. The objective of this project was to unfold and present a bicycle for the rugged Downtown Los Angeles commuter.
Project: Flite Downtown Los Angeles Commuter Bike
Date: Summer 2016 - Ongoing
Studio: Product Design 4
Group project: Responsilibities: Industrial Design, Graphics
FLITE MODEL: PHANTOM BIKE 02
RIDES & INTERVIEWS
"I don’t like riding public transportation... Riding a bike feels more free.”
— Kavian, [Bike messenger]
“My bike is an extension of who I am as an individual.”
— Ray, [Bike commuter]
“I love riding my bike, I feel connected to the road this way.”
— Mark, [Bike enthusiast/Commuter]
BICYCLE COMMUTING IN LA:
In Los Angeles, the market for people using alternative ways of commuting is quite low. Out of an approximate 1.8 million workers existing in LA county, only less than 1.0 % of commute via bike to work.