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When is every big city going to get one of these?(4 posts)

When is every big city going to get one of these?beeman
Sep 25, 2001 8:32 AM
http://www.bikestation.org/index.html

This is the coolest thing I have seen in a while. This is a new concept for me. Does anyone have any experience with one of these? I am interested to see if people actually use them. I would.
Interesting concept, but...mr_spin
Sep 25, 2001 8:40 AM
Would you leave your Colnago in one of these? I doubt it.

I wonder if serious commuters would actually use these things, or if it is the fancy of some well-intentioned politician. I commute on a cheap bike, but mine goes under the stairs in the lobby. I don't want to chance parking it somewhere where I can lose it or parts of it.

There is one up in Palo Alto that seems ideally placed, but I would be afraid to ride up there. Traffic is pretty heavy there. Just walking from the Caltrain station across the street to Stanford University is an adventure in survival!
I've used the one in Long Beach . . .LAIrish
Sep 25, 2001 9:42 PM
and it works great. The bikes are kept in a locked storage area, to which only the employees have access. It's just like valet parking your car.
The buses have bikeracks in Mpls...filtersweep
Sep 25, 2001 4:52 PM
... they unfold from the front bumper so you can "take it with you"- on the down side, until they finish the light rail project, the bus IS the only public transportation. I've never seen a nice road bike on the front of a bus, but it is the thought that counts!