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WX
11-18-2013, 03:39 PM
This is quite impressive.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24960489

Peerie Maa
11-18-2013, 03:45 PM
I thought that this was going to start "Kill your wife".

WX
11-19-2013, 04:46 AM
I thought that this was going to start "Kill your wife".

Um not sure I understand, he said, puzzled.
I thought it was a pretty cool idea.

AnalogKid
11-19-2013, 05:31 AM
But you've got to wonder what (parts of) the world's coming to when there's not enough space to park a push bike - eh?

WX
11-19-2013, 05:42 AM
Was it the scifi movie I Robot that had a similar setup for parking cars?
I went looking for it and found this instead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgalH5f6-v4

WX
11-19-2013, 05:44 AM
I like this one.:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eEjo17Gn04

jonboy
11-19-2013, 06:11 AM
Um not sure I understand, he said, puzzled.
.

Check out the great Billy Connoly...still no luck get back and I'll post the joke

WX
11-19-2013, 06:25 AM
Check out the great Billy Connoly...still no luck get back and I'll post the joke
Ah okay, got it.:D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slw08b3bHFE

Full Tilt
11-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Um not sure I understand, he said, puzzled.
I thought it was a pretty cool idea.


Yeah, he does that a lot.

The bikepark thing made the rounds a while back.

Terrible to think it has come to this.

My city has a Bixi bike rental program that I have no use for.

I wish they'd spend an equivalent amount off-setting bike thievery instead.

You'd think someone could make a theft proof bike lock.

Ian McColgin
11-20-2013, 03:47 PM
Great idea. If there are more than a few people per office building who bike in, racks are utterly inadequate. Besides, it's rather nice to have the bike stored out of the rain. Nifty.

PeterSibley
11-20-2013, 03:49 PM
But you've got to wonder what (parts of) the world's coming to when there's not enough space to park a push bike - eh?

It's not space, it's keeping your $1000 bike away from vandals at railway stations. If vandals can't steal bikes they ''stomp'' them , break the wheels, bend the frames .:mad:

Full Tilt
11-20-2013, 04:21 PM
It's not space, it's keeping your $1000 bike away from vandals at railway stations. If vandals can't steal bikes they ''stomp'' them , break the wheels, bend the frames .:mad:

We have 'Bike Vaults' at railway stations.

I ride bikes so I can get all the way to where I'm going, not just to the nearest bike park.

AnalogKid
11-20-2013, 04:28 PM
It's not space, it's keeping your $1000 bike away from vandals at railway stations. If vandals can't steal bikes they ''stomp'' them , break the wheels, bend the frames .:mad:

From the article under the video in the OP:
Tokyo has many cyclists but limited space for parking bicycles on the city's crowded streets and pavements.

I guess I'm lucky, my bike comes into the office with me and stays in the store room, all warm and dry. If too many of us started riding, I'm sure the boss would put a rack in one of the car spaces in the basement garage, behind a secure gate.

At the Birkenhead ferry terminal there's a flash new glass box bike park with electronic keyed entry, but on the city side there's just a bunch of hanging racks mounted on posts. They're outside but in view of the terminal staff, I'd only want to put an old hack in there and leave it for day.