Japanese Bicycle Storage

Submitted by: for_serious? 6 years ago Misc

Holy balls, this is rad--Japan, we excuse you for all your creeper behavior. Until the next time you gross us out...
There are 35 comments:
Male 51
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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Male 6,694
Seems like a lot of trouble for a bike.
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Female 404
kewl?
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Male 71
It would be interesting to see what people leave on their bikes in there.
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Male 168
@ 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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Male 199
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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Male 10
oh its mitswa station. I`ve been their
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Male 5,608
"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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Male 1,360
you should always have multiple browsers for an occasion like this
opera
mozilla firefox
chrome
IE is garbage
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Female 249
it`s just not there at all. black where there should be a video. two arrows and black.
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Male 9,306
"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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Male 3,915
why can`t i watch this? i`ve tried 5 times!
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Male 56
must be the most expensive way possible to organize bike storage
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Male 250
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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Female 1,427
"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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Male 15,832
How much to just wedge the front tire in a fat lady`s buttcrack?
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Male 10,440
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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Female 1,324
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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Male 988
"There`s some apartment building or something in New Zealand that does this with cars."
O_______O
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Male 92
its only a matter of time till we all go home to a similar device to sleep at night
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Female 82
There`s some apartment building or something in New Zealand that does this with cars.
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Female 443
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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Male 3,482
"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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Male 418
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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Male 25,416
i want one
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Male 15,510
Do you realize that they have been using this system since the early 90s?
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Male 9,306
Efficiency! :D
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Male 214
that`s drating cool as hell
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Male 5
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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Male 553
thats really good :) i want one
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Male 964
We have something like this where i am from, but less awesome and impressive!
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Male 527
@ littlepete50
They already did this with cars. In Japan also i believe.
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Male 1,357
amazing. now do it with cars like iRobot!
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Male 1,178
doesn`t work
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Female 1,403
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