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Great post, and an interesting article, but I feel one very important ingredient for good bike parking has gone unmentioned: energy efficiency. The bicycle parking tower and the biceburg are cool ideas, but they must use egregious amounts of energy lifting your bike around on conveyor belts and cranes. I would favor a simpler, more practical system without moving parts, like a big room underground where people can just lock up their bikes. That would be cheaper to build, easier to maintain, and more energy efficient.

That's a good point. I guess you'd have to determine if an easy parking system like the tower will create more cyclists, in which case it might pay for itself from an energy standpoint.

Check out the following video on ASCOBIKE in Brazil, the largest bicycle parking facility in the americas:


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