Get bent

It’s a pathetic sight to see: a lock securely fastened around a bicycle frame and a parking meter—with its wheels long gone.

To help counteract the all-too common occurrence of bike theft (or bike-part theft), a 21-year-old in England created a bendable bike that allows cyclists to wrap the entire thing around a post, no chains or locks necessary. Designed by Kevin Scott, the bike is rigid when being ridden, but the push of a lever makes it bendable when it’s time to secure it.

Scott’s bike was runner-up in the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award, and he’s now seeking a backer to commercially develop what is currently just a prototype.