The technology! There are these new bike parking machines that are bike carousels, 3 – 4 stories tall. You swipe your pass; the pass corresponds to a parking space. The machine turrets you and your bike up this concrete structure – which is really secure; no one’s going to get through that! – and stops at your space. A door opens. You put your bike in, the door closes behind it, and it takes you back to the ground. We don’t have them yet in the U.S., but they’re coming.
Long Beach, California
Bikestation is a nonprofit that develops and operates bicycle parking stations and related services with local partners.