Tokyo’s Underground Storage Chambers Protect Bikes [Video]
The subterranean garage in Shinigawa keeps bicycles safe from vandalism and weather, and frees up space on the surface.
Underground bike storage systems are popping up in a number of places, with the Spanish company ma-SISTEMAS expanding Biceberg across Europe. These systems, which look like oversized mail shoots or vending machines, transport bicycles underground to a secure parking area.
A new bicycle storage solution in Shinigawa, Tokyo protects bikes from vandalism and weather, and frees up space on the surface for better applications. The robotic machines take in RFID-tagged bikes and can place up to 200 of them underground.