Underground Bike Parking- Japan

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Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby celeste boy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:18 pm

I know Victoria is way ahead of NSW in bike infrastructure but they don't have one of these:

https://www.servicecentral.com.au/article/japan-s-amazing-underground-bike-parking-system/2235/


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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:44 am

That's brilliant! 8)

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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby Lizzy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:17 am

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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby queequeg » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:36 am

They never had anything like that when I lived in Tokyo. Places like Shinagawa station would just have a massive tangle of bikes piled up outside the station. Theft was never an issue though, just weather + trying to find your bike amongst all the others! Mine was easy as it was the only 10-speed amongst all the standard single speed bikes.
Imagine how awesome it would be to have one of these at every rail station. We're about to start building new stations for the North-West Rail Link in Sydney, and I bet the bike parking is standard outdoor racks...nothing innovative line this!
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:42 pm

That's mad! However, how does the bike stay upright with only the front wheel held? The back would swing around wouldn't it?
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby il padrone » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:50 pm

No. Try it some day with yours. The wheels are also kept in place by a slot on the floor.
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby singlespeedscott » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:58 pm

QuangVuong wrote:That's mad! However, how does the bike stay upright with only the front wheel held? The back would swing around wouldn't it?
Didn't you ever ride your bike to school and use the racks?
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:06 pm

I wouldn't wanna park at school. It's outdoor under where all the trees and birds are. And I wouldn't trust the kids who hang around there. When I park at racks with the front wheel in, the slightest wind would knock over the bike. That's why I now go rear wheel in all the time.
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:49 am

celeste boy wrote:I know Victoria is way ahead of NSW in bike infrastructure but they don't have one of these:

https://www.servicecentral.com.au/article/japan-s-amazing-underground-bike-parking-system/2235/


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ive actually read that AUSTRALIA its self is behind in bicycle infrastructure in comparison to other countries in the world.
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby RideLikeTheWind » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby VRE » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:55 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:
celeste boy wrote:I know Victoria is way ahead of NSW in bike infrastructure but they don't have one of these:

https://www.servicecentral.com.au/article/japan-s-amazing-underground-bike-parking-system/2235/


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ive actually read that AUSTRALIA its self is behind in bicycle infrastructure in comparison to other countries in the world.

Not surprising, given the attitude towards cyclists in this car-dominated country.
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby CW83 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:12 pm

Regarding bke parking stations in Japan: increasingly, in many places, it's illegal to park them on the street.
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Re: Underground Bike Parking- Japan

Postby CW83 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:30 am

PS: I'm talking about the inner, busier parts of some cities.
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