Last month Falco attended the Bike Week 2014 conference at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Hyde Park Gate in London. Bike Week is the UK’s biggest mass participation cycling event for the second year running and provides a catalyst for encouraging people to use pedal power.
A Pocket Park (sometimes referred to as ‘Parklets’ or ‘Mini Park’) is an European concept aimed at bringing park-like features to urban areas such as towns and cities. These are usually small and bespoke and designed to fit in unexpected areas such as car parking spaces. A Pocket Park is effectively a scaled down version of a park, incorporating a number of key features such as cycle parking, seating, planters, trees and flowers. Although Pocket Parks are usually no larger than a few car parking spaces, they can however be designed to meet any bespoke shape or size and can accommodate a wide range of park or garden features. Pocket Parks are becoming increasingly popular in higher density areas where the lack of greenery and outdoor seating areas are virtually none existent.
Follow Falco’s Pinterest page and see some of the innovative and inspiring products that we are designing, manufacturing and installing right now! Our page is full of unique and creative ideas that you can use to accentuate your street furniture, cycle parking or canopy design scheme.
Falco has donated a number of tools and equipment for the ‘Together for Zambia’ project, which focuses on young people living in Zambia who want to learn a trade in fabrication. Around half of Zambians are unemployed with more than 85% considered to be living below the poverty line.
Is the new FalcoCam the best design of cycle stand in the world to date? This week Cambridge City Council launched a trial of the new FalcoCam cycle stand to see if this was really the case. The original Falco design, developed in conjunction with the cycling team at Cambridge, incorporates as many of the features one could hope for in a cycle stand so that they provide maximum benefit to all; cyclists, all different types of bike and of course provides the Council with a solution to a number of on street issues.
All the staff at Falco were saddened by the news that the former owner Richard Martin died suddenly on Sunday 30th June. Richard was celebrating his 76th birthday with his wife Yvonne, whilst on holiday in Croatia.
Earlier this month Falco installed a new high tech cycle counter for Cardiff Council. Located outside the stunning Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the new cycle counter is perfectly positioned to collate essential data on the flow of cyclists on this key cycling commuter route!
The Falco ladies put their best foot forward last Saturday as they ran 5km and raised over £1000 for the Race for Life! The event took place at Tatton Park in Cheshire on the 29th June where participants turned out in their thousands. The ladies raised a Falco record total of over £1000 and will donate the money to Cancer Research UK as this years chosen charity.
Four members of the Falco management team are celebrating over 40 years of service in the cycle parking and street furniture industry! Managing Director, Jeremy Green, presented the long service awards and champagne at a presentation morning last Friday.