26 April 2008

Robotic Bike Storage in Japan!

MIT's Frank Hebbert pointed fellow DUSP folks to this Japanese video of an amazing robotic bike storage system in Toyko! Frank says the system is: "$1 per day or $18 per month. Seems like you pay with a pre-loaded card when you pick up but this is apparently not made totally clear in the video. There are 36 of these systems at this one station, each one is 7m wide and 15m deep." Such systems will radically boost the density of storage and viability of cycling in ultra-populous urban settings.

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