July 17, 2010
In preparation for designing our eco-transit (bike) stations for our final project, we were presented with a series of YouTube videos in class about new bicycle rental and storage technologies that are being employed around the world. Not that we are expected to engineer a new system for efficiently storing and retrieving bikes – we’re only concerned with the design of the building itself – but I thought them interesting and funny enough to share here nonetheless. It’s amazing what kinds of inventive solutions designers can come up with for the most basic problems!
A new bicycle rental system in Paris:
An automated, underground bicycle storage and retrieval system in Japan:
A unique bicycle storage system in Switzerland:
A bicycle “lift” for those steep urban climbs:
What will they think of next!?