Japan's Crazy Underground Bike Vaults

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Japan's Crazy Underground Bike Vaults

Postby art_suckz » 21 Oct 2016 16:02

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/19/design/ja ... index.html

(CNN)In Tokyo, 14% of commuting traffic is on bike, according to the Japanese Transport Ministry.

But you'd never guess it. That's because the Japanese capital is burying thousands of bikes in underground parking vaults, in a bid to keep its sidewalks tidy. From street level, an Eco Cycle looks like a small kiosk --a 560-square-foot hub with a door that seemingly leads to nowhere.

In reality, these stations are gateways to futuristic subterranean parking lots, which each plummet nearly 40 feet into the ground and are home to hundreds of tightly stacked bikes.

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Re: Japan's crazy underground bike vaults

Postby DPatel304 » 23 Oct 2016 15:39

That's crazy. I can't imagine Dallas every being at a point where we would need to 'hide' bikes underground. At least in my lifetime.