Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm Not 100% Sure This Isn't Science Fiction

Streetsblog LA has this post featuring what I can only assume is technology from the future that fell through a black hole and landed in Japan.

Wow! This gigantic bike vending machine/locker can apparently store up to 144 bikes underground, then give you access to yours within 10 seconds! I can see new high rises adding these to their basements for a relatively minor cost, as they're excavating the foundation anyway.

I'd also love to see BART stations incorporate something like this into new development on their parking lots, such as at Ashby and MacArthur stations.

Visit Streetsblog LA to see a diagram of the whole contraption.

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