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Alan
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Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by Alan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am

Just when you thought we've approached the outer limits of cycling infrastructure, there's New Age bike parking.
What do you folks think of something like this for Victoria, an automated, seismically-sound underground bike parking facility?
We are discussing this at the next City of Victoria Active Transportation Advisory Committee (I'm a member).

https://www.giken.com/en/video/eco-cycl ... e-parking/

If you have any suggestions--both positive or negative-- let me know and I'll pass those up the food chain.

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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by Greg F » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:27 pm

Anything with high degrees of automation gets my vote!!
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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by Robgrant » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 am

How does it handle unicycles?

Looks cool, but suspect there might be some local engineering hurdles. Doesn't look like they have built many (1/2 dozen?), but bleeding edge hasn't stopped the City of Victoria before. Is the lack of secure covered parking keeping people off their bikes?

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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by norman marcy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:51 pm

You have got to be kidding!!

please don't let Lisa the Mayor and Ben the guy who thinks he is the Mayor get ahold of this ( thank god he is not )

talk about a way to get the local tax payers more pissed off.

I suggest that this is a waste of your committees time as well an interesting curiosity when you ar hoping that your bike will not get crushed by the next earth quake.

get back to basics

I have been waiting for the sewer lines to be fixed in front of my house for 3 years and there is no backhoe in site any month soon.

Paint some lines on some roads for much lower cost and let people ride their bikes. works great in Portland why not hear???? enough with this divided and curbed frustration building approach to infrastructure.

You are kidding right??

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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by Alan » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:27 pm

Once the city has fixed Norm's sewers, I hope they'll consider some of these mind-blowing cycling infrastructure projects
https://www.fastcompany.com/90364314/th ... -bike-lane

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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by John D » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:02 pm

I agree with Norm, 100% (minus his editorializing about various council members). This would be an egregious waste of money in a city where we are still so far from the saturation point of our bike parking needs that we'd need to start tunnelling underground.

JD
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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by mashby » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:28 pm

Thank you for sharing this Alan; it's horrifying! I mean, sure, your bike won't get rained on, but has no-one considered the MONSTERS down there?!?... It would be a shame to build something of such stupifying complexity only to hide it underground. Surprisingly, sometimes the boring, practical solution is better. In this case: carry-on with the current program of gradually transitioning existing on- and off-street parking space to higher and better uses? Cheap, efficient, encourages mode-shift and no-one's bike gets crushed to splinters by a malevolent robot...
Oh. And last I checked, a bicycle hoop is "seismically sound".

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Re: Eco Underground parking for bikes

Post by mashby » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:33 am

On a more positive note; here are a few examples of realized projects that milk a bit more civic value out of their (admittedly high) budget bike parkades...
https://architizer.com/idea/1852740/
https://architizer.com/idea/1969785/
https://architizer.com/idea/2588037/?ut ... 9-24717751

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