About the Work
The concept for the original Bike Box, located on West 25th Street, next to Nano Brew Cleveland, grew out of Ohio City’s fondness for cycling and a growing concern for congestive car traffic. In 2012, LAND Studio and Bike Cleveland, with funds from the Charter One Foundation, worked with local artisans at Rustbelt Welding to design and build the first Bike Box from a locally sourced and repurposed metal shipping container to provide covered parking for dozens of bicycles. Since 2012, five Bike Boxes have been installed in the Cleveland neighborhoods of Tremont, Ohio City, Detroit-Shoreway, St. Clair-Superior, and Edgewater Park.
The Bike Box encourages recreational and commuter cycling by providing safe, sheltered bike parking. Placed in strategically visible locations to support existing and future bike parking needs, these repurposed shipping containers increase healthy transportation alternatives in and around Cleveland.