Item author
Gabriel Jacobi
Item Created
16 Jun 2010
Photo taken on
14 Jun 2010 3:02 pm
16 Jun 2010 3:07 am
Photo author
Gabriel Jacobi

Parking a bike at UFPR

This parking reck is on the university campus (UFPR). It is one of the few official parking spaces for bicycles in Curitiba.

Locking the Bike

Sometimes, just one lock won't be enough

Context of the observation

The observation took place in the parking spot at the central campus from the University. There are private guards hired by the University to take care of the place as a whole


Rua XV de Novembro, 1299 Curitiba, Brasil‎, Curitiba


2 Interpretations

Sometimes, using one lock is not enough: people have to lock not only the bicycle, but also the wheels. This can be sometimes complicated, specially if the chain used is short.

Gabriel Jacobi
16 Jun 2010

This is the humanities sector, where people culturally use more bicycles than other sectors - like applied sciences. It is also more central: suburban campus have few bike acesses.

Gabriel Jacobi
18 Jun 2010

3 Questions & 0 Responses

How can we improve the safety in this parking lot: hiring more security? Having more locks? Improving the bike racks?

Gabriel Jacobi
16 Jun 2010

Are there always an available spot for parking the bike? What should someone do if there is no space available?

Marcel Pace
16 Jun 2010

There are a few bikes, some people, good stands to look you bike to and a security guard. Is this place unsecure ? Does it need more protection ?

Guido Göbbels
17 Jun 2010