Take a second look at this seemingly cute vintage car parked in Darby St. It is actually a bike rack with several bikes tied up in it, and also a number of planter boxes, making the street prettier and providing plenty of secure parking spaces for bikes at the same time. When I took this photo I did not realise that it was making a statement that one car equals ten bikes – in terms of parking spaces at least. This is a movement that is spreading, encouraging those that see it to think about the amount of space a car takes up on the road compared to a bike, and not just necessarily just parking space.
In practical matters, this piece of infrastructure also offers much better bike parking than the usual footpath located bike racks, as it does not take up space on the footpath, but it does protect the bikes from passing cars. And the styling of this one, with its retro cuteness and plantings, adds to the look of the streetscape as well.