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Date: 03/19/10 02:02 PM

35 Responses to Japanese Bicycle Storage

  1. Profile photo of for_serious?
    for_serious? Female 13-17
    1403 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    Link: Japanese Bicycle Storage - Holy balls, this is rad--Japan, we excuse you for all your creeper behavior. Until the next time you gross us out...
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    doesn`t work
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1358 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    amazing. now do it with cars like iRobot!
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    Johanvb Male 40-49
    509 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    @ littlepete50
    They already did this with cars. In Japan also i believe.
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    We have something like this where i am from, but less awesome and impressive!
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    sponged Male 18-29
    553 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm
    thats really good :) i want one
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    porkstein Male 13-17
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    March 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    Things like this have been around for years, and can store much more than just bikes. Seems like an awfully expensive construction that is no more useful than a bike rack. I`m more impressed by the ramps either side of the steps!
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    themonorail Male 18-29
    215 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    that`s drating cool as hell
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm
    Efficiency! :D
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    Do you realize that they have been using this system since the early 90s?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    i want one
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    i disagree, retarded. there is a point when innovation is just catering to the lazy. how much u think that think costs? a lot more than a few dozen bike racks.
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    March 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    "a lot more than a few dozen bike racks."

    Dude, you clearly don`t understand just how many people ride their bikes in Japan. A "few dozen bike racks" would not only not cover the numbers they would have to handle, but would also end up taking more space, are less aesthetically pleasing, easier to get your bike stolen (a surprisingly common issue, believe it or not), and a whole host of other issues.

    Honestly, if you`ve ever used a parking garage for your car, or if you ever do, then it`s the same concept. Except, you don`t have to ride the bike up five ramps to get to the first available space, the system does it for you.

    So... You`re saying that parking garages are "lazy" and aren`t worth it because they cost more than a few dozen parking lots?
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    rigby_321 Female 18-29
    443 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Vertical storage takes up FAR less space than sprawling storage. In a place like japan where real estate is a premium and device like this is likely cost effective. greater foot print = greater real estate cost. Also anyone who says this is "lazy" needs to stfu because clearly these are people commuting via bike which seems quite the opposite of lazy to this car-driver ...
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    asphyxiated- Female 13-17
    82 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    There`s some apartment building or something in New Zealand that does this with cars.
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    eclsage Male 18-29
    92 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm
    its only a matter of time till we all go home to a similar device to sleep at night
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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    "There`s some apartment building or something in New Zealand that does this with cars."
    O_______O
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    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm
    They have vertical parking garages too over there. Space is a commodidty, this is a place where top dollar in most places here gets you the lost of the low apartment there. It costs a butt load just to see movies! Why? Because you`re paying for a place to sit.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    thats interesting, but its only viable when the system is overcrowded with bikes. That`s not the case here, everyone`s got a car.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 19, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    How much to just wedge the front tire in a fat lady`s buttcrack?
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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 3:56 am
    "thats interesting, but its only viable when the system is overcrowded with bikes. That`s not the case here, everyone`s got a car."

    Everyone has bikes over there because you`re working with a much smaller space with a lot more people. Using a car everywhere would be hell on your gas mileage, as well as take way longer than it does here. Imagine the traffic!

    Since public transit, walking, and biking are the primary forms of transportation over there, it only makes sense to do something like this for bikes, that way you`d be able to lock up your bike while using the public transit.
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    Jabbox Male 18-29
    250 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    now, if there were only a way where you could send your bike to the station you were going to so you can withdraw it at your stop and keep on using it. Like there`s a special car designed o hold bikes, and it lines up to the system which withdraws bikes scheduled to unload at that stop and keeps it in that station until withdrawn from storage.
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    VascoV Male 30-39
    56 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    must be the most expensive way possible to organize bike storage
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    March 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    why can`t i watch this? i`ve tried 5 times!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    "why can`t i watch this? i`ve tried 5 times!"

    What happens specifically when you attempt to play the video? Does it not appear? Does the video simply not play?
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    trelina Female 18-29
    249 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 8:20 pm
    it`s just not there at all. black where there should be a video. two arrows and black.
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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
    1360 posts
    March 20, 2010 at 10:53 pm
    you should always have multiple browsers for an occasion like this
    opera
    mozilla firefox
    chrome
    IE is garbage
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 1:41 am
    "must be the most expensive way possible to organize bike storage"

    Which do you suppose is more expensive: Succeeding at building moving commuters on an underground train or succeeding at influencing the city`s populous to do cardio as transportation everyday as a way of life?

    If their health care is state funded, seems like a win-win to me.
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    gbatemper Male 13-17
    10 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 3:00 am
    oh its mitswa station. I`ve been their
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    Mighty- Male 18-29
    199 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 9:06 am
    i knew they did something similar with cars, but i had no idea they did this with bikes. that`s awesome!
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    Kleidermotte Male 18-29
    168 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 11:04 am
    @ trelina:

    Two Arrows and black could be due to your activated AdBlock. With no AdBlock on, you would see an advertisement. Just click reload and enjoy the content :) (At least it worked fine this way for me)
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    G-Rod Male 18-29
    71 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    It would be interesting to see what people leave on their bikes in there.
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    adlinbaby Female 18-29
    404 posts
    March 21, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    kewl?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    March 22, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Seems like a lot of trouble for a bike.
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    Showman Male 18-29
    51 posts
    November 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm
    Lol, no secret bicycles are worth a lot more over there... Actually its the most common kind of transport over there, and possibly really expensive in comparison to what common man earns.

    Cool in a weird way, and really weird in a somewhat cool way.

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