I have been conducting an on-line survey. The respondents are generally keen on having a protected and secure bike parking system. The tentative figures that I have been able to put together shows that such a system will undoubtedly cover costs and could, under certain configurations, come up with a profit. The issue has been on the one hand the reluctance to pay for such use, by some, and on the other hand the lack of foresight among city planners, to ensure that such parking systems are spread around inner cities and are placed at major intersections, shopping complexes, railway stations etc.
The survey has now been closed. I’ll put up the results, once I’ve transcribed and translated a summary. To those who took part, thank you!