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SSCE, Day 13: New Urban Transportation Design

July 17, 2010

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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!?

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