Ideas for Cities: Spatially and Functionally Innovative Bicycle Parking | This Big City
The bicycle is an integral part of the sustainability strategy of many cities, but as its popularity as a mode of transport increases, so does the difficulty of accommodating it in urban areas. With this in mind, Kent-based organisation Cycle Pods have created an innovative portfolio of bicycle storage solutions, offering cities, companies, and schools a potential solution to their bike storage needs.
Their flagship product is the cyclepod. By storing bicycles in an upright manner, 8 bikes can be secured in a 2 metre diameter. Two locking points for each bicycle will satisfy the most security-conscious cyclist. A modular equivalent has also been spun-off from this product. Called the Spacepod, this variation comes in different shapes, allowing a bicycle park to be built along walls, around corners, or back to back. More suited for organisations looking to install bicycle parking for their employees, the Spacepod has many corporate users including The Guardian and KPMG.