Thursday, November 18, 2010

Commuter Cycling and Secure Parking - Bike Tree

Maybe everybody else has already seen this thing, but I hadn't. It really appeals to me somehow. It could be that I'm just an aesthetics junkie, but I think this thing looks great and the way it is powered and operates seems pretty nifty. Seems difficult to scale or steal from too, and your bike is out of the rain. It looks like it has been tried in Geneva. I have zero information on how well it works and if it has been implemented seriously anywhere else.

What do you think? Ever used one?


Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this one before, but I have seen (on the web) the ones in Japan where your bike is whisked from you and goes into a huge garage - and returned to you in seconds when you key in its stall location. These look quite nice (sort of like mod-trees) and your bike stays dry too.

Big Oak said...

That's a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Lock your bicycle up any pole in the city:

(The final scene at 1:20 is a demo.)

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