• 03-24-2014
    BikeSto
    Bike storage options in major cities?
    Hello all,

    For a university class my teammates and I are assessing the feasibility and desirability of future urban bike storage needs. For this we have created a small survey geared towards commuters:
    https://bikesto.typeform.com/to/ZSeSzc

    We were hoping it would be acceptable if forum members of Commuting were to help us out by answering a few questions. The current average time for completion is 2:35. In return for your help we will be selecting 1 person for every 50 completions to receive a 3d printed bike themed bottle opener.

    I don't know if this is considered solicitation, if it is I apologize and feel free to remove this post.

    Thank you in advance for your help, we appreciate any help we can get!
  • 03-25-2014
    mtbxplorer
    Survey completed. Looking forward to my bottle opener :)
  • 03-25-2014
    BikeSto
    Haha, thank you for filling it out! We appreciate any help we can get.
  • 03-25-2014
    jeffscott
  • 03-25-2014
    Harold
    filled it out. I think something like this could be great if, say, it was modular and would fit inside a single parking space and could be placed anywhere there's a parking lot (with electricity to tap into), which would make it useable in more suburban areas, and even potentially some rural areas...though most likely something that big wouldn't be all that efficient in a small town with relatively few cyclists.
  • 03-25-2014
    BikeSto
    That's an awesome idea jeffscott, definitely something to consider! Especially if the city were to provide them for you.
  • 04-02-2014
    Kleebs
    Not sure if you've seen this, but Cleveland has something similar to this called The Bike Rack. I never use it, for 2 reasons. 1) All parking lots and garages are required to provide dedicated bike racks which is what I use when I bike to work, and 2) the cost to use the Bike Rack is more expensive than what I pay when I drive to work.

    That said, I like the idea and think it could be very successful in the right environment. I just don't think it is well executed where I live.