Bike parking Tokyo style
April 24, 2008
For a single-use fee of ¥100 (about 50p) or ¥1,800 for a monthly pass, customers roll their bikes onto a platform and use a control panel to have them whisked away into the secure underground facility that can accommodate over 9,000 bikes.
The video shows that it takes the system only 23 seconds to retrieve the reporter’s bike.
It strikes me as the ideal solution to one of the biggest reasons why many people say they don’t cycle to work — the lack of secure bike parking.