Two Genius Bike-Parking Ideas Give Cyclists a Care-Free Commute by embarqnetwork

One of the best ways for cities to promote cycling might have nothing to do with biking itself. These innovations make bike parking easier, improving transport access, giving bikers peace of mind, and saving urban space. Photo by Joe Newman/Flickr. For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on public transport, or having to take their bike inside their office to prevent it from being stolen. In dense urban areas where space is at a premium, bike parking spaces can be hard to come by. How can cities make bike parking worry free? Saving urban space through futuristic, underground bike parking Tokyo might have the answer. With 13 million residents and even more in the surrounding metro a...

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