While in Japan there is a load of cars and public transport all over the place – the bicycle is still very much a common way to get around in Japan. So much so that finding a place to park ones two wheeler can be a problem – its even more of a problem when folks start to park illegally.
To remedy this problem, construction company Giken have come up with a solution which stores hundreds of bicycles underground using a system called Eco Cycle – a robot system which stores bicycles underground in a 11 meter deep well. Located in Kasai Station in Tokyo”. The underground garage can apparently hold 9,400 bikes and, at the push of a button, the automated system can retrieve one in less than 30 seconds.
Check out the video below to see the underground bicycle parking systems in action. The video is a snippet from TV show Culture Japan.