Another design prize, another bike

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The Independent Online

After the Brompton bike won the Prince Philip design award in the UK last week, it was the Trek Lime Bike that emerged victorious at the National Design Awards in New York.

Thousands had cast their votes before the People's Design Award -- together with prizes in various professional categories -- was announced on October 23.

According to a statement released just after the ceremony, the Trek Lime Bike, which proved to be customers' favorite design, is "aimed at the 65 percent of Americans who do not currently own or ride a bike:" "the Lime features a coasting drive system (a three-speed automatic shift with push-back brakes) combined with an upright riding position and virtually maintenance-free mechanics."

Here's the complete list of winners of the National Design Award:

People's Design Award: Trek Lime Bike

Lifetime Achievement: Bill Moggridge

Design Mind: Amory B. Lovins

Corporate and Institutional Achievement: Walker Art Center 

Design Patron: Reynold Levy, President, Lincoln Center

Architecture Design: SHoP Architects

Communication Design: The New York Times Graphics Department

Fashion Design: Francisco Costa

Interaction Design: Perceptive Pixel, Inc.

Interior Design: TsAO & McKOWN Architects

Landscape Design: HOOD Design

Product Design: Boym Partners