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.

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