Tote Bag Designed for City Bike-share Programs
Bike-share programs, where people can rent bikes from access terminals, increasingly are popping up in cities, such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Sparse and NOMO Design now have designed the XFR tote bag, which is designed to fit onto bike-share bikes.
According to Gear Junkie, the bag fits into an urban lifestyle, where users walk, take public transportation and bike—sometimes in the same trip. Users can use it as a tote bag, messenger bag, shoulder bag and backpack.
"We were on a quest to address the issues of contemporary urban living," Colin Owen, designer for Sparse, told Gear Junkie. "The difficulties of movement of stuff from place to place and context to context turned up over and over again."
The bag's design allows it to fit on the front rack of specific bike-share program bicycles in cities worldwide, including London, New York City, Chicago, Montreal, San Francisco, Melbourne, Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.
The XFR tote campaign raised more than $9,000 on Kickstarter, but today is the last day of the campaign.