I’ve noticed that in America, most of the bike racks are almost empty. However, in certain places in Asia, bicycles are the primary form of transportation, and the racks might not be enough.
This is why I don’t like going to the big city, as you can never find a parking space. This is why MANIFESTO Architecture P.C. has designed this vertical hanger.
It could be used in places like Seoul, Korea, where space is pretty limited. This system of parking bikes uses the “nowhere to go but up” philosophy.
The racks are put on a system that looks like a Ferris Wheel, but it is not controlled by a motor. It is appropriately pedal-powered. I’m not certain if the bikers will have to do this, or whether there will be some elevator operator type of guy who will have to be stationed there.
I can definitely see an added benefit for storing bikes this way. Not only will it save space, but it will prevent theft. Who is going to steal a bike that is two stories up? Unless you are Spider-man, no one will be able to steal it.
Personally, I think this is a good idea, and someone should really implement it.