Parking tower stores bikes with robotic arms

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As cycling becomes a popular mode of transport in urbanizing metropolises, finding secure parking can be a headache. That's why city planners are looking to carpark infrastructure for bike storage solutions — see this Netherlands system that lets cyclists know where to lock up. UK-based Eco Cycle has received licensing for parking towers originating from Japan, which are capable of storing up to 204 bikes. Users can dock their bikes at the entrance, and a robotic arm will grab hold of the front wheel and deposit it in a designated space inside the tower. Bikes are stored securely with constant…

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