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Distributed Bike Park+Share Systems

It has been some time since my last blog entry. Having sort of hit some shifting sands, in the course of my work on the high-density bike park+share system that will safely stack and store up to 400 bikes, in the form of lack of financial wherewithal, I have looked at a solution for a small distributed bike park+share system that would have a floor area of 12 sqm.

Staying true to the concept of a combined bike park+share, the automated system would store around 10 bikes with controlled access. The solution is reliable, tested, flexible, overground, easily accessible and whose investment, calculations show, can be amortized in less than 4 years. In certain constellations with additional facilities and income sources the investment can be amortized well within 2 years. The need for additional services has been reflected in online surveys conducted in Switzerland and worldwide.

Market research shows no comparable solution is available today, so this could well be a problem solver that finds a market.

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Switzerland Online Survey Results

An online survey that was conducted in Switzerland came up with some interesting results. One can conclude that bike users want a quick, safe, secure and flexible bike parking solution and are willing to pay a fee. Going by the investment of a bike the monthly fee must lie below 1% of the price of a new bike.

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Environment, Mobility, Security, Transport

 

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