Underground parking for your bicyclebikes . review
A Spanish company has an ingenious product which not only offers a secure option for your bicycle but it also has the side-effect of keeping pavements clear of parked bicycles.
ma-SISTEMAS, s.l. are the creators of the Bicberg, and underground parking system for bicycles. The system works with a microchip card, like a bank card and it takes about 30s to retrieve or “deposit” your bicycle in it’s parking place.
The Biceberg can hold 23, 46, 69 or 92 bicycles and the manufacturer claims a 100% safety guarantee against theft.
The system also doesn’t seem to need much underground space, with an internal diameter of just 7.5m. The height required, depends on the model installed. The Biceberg can also be used to “park” accessories such as backpacks and helmets.
While this sounds pretty reasonable, I’m not a civil engineer, so the costs of digging up the ground in a city might be too expensive to make this a viable option.
You’d think though that the parking fees might cover the cost of installation and maintenance. At some stage.
A cool idea either way.
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