How to Park your bike in Tokyo


Originally uploaded by James Hart.

Tokyo introduces a new concept in bicycle parking.
Currently undergoing trials in the Ariake Big Sight area in Tokyo Bay, the objective is to shave further vital seconds off the Salaryman’s journey to work in the morning.
The methodology is simple, yet brilliant. As the salaryman approaches the train station, he slams on his brakes, throws the bike on the pile and runs into the station in one effortless motion.
Returning in the evening on the last train, it may take a while to untangle his ride home, but his wife is already asleep in bed, so that’s of no concern.
Just remember, you saw it here first!

3 Comments so far

  1. Martin F (unregistered) on April 16th, 2007 @ 11:32 pm

    No, no, no, actually that is an expensive arts project, sponsored by the Metropolitan government!! Gosh, the mayor himself made sure that installation was executed properly. Wasn’t it his son who got the commission, including a round trip ticket to Paris? I think we need to be a little more open-minded around here!

  2. stuz (unregistered) on April 17th, 2007 @ 6:27 am

    haha.. but honestly and truely, some regard it as a bike share scheme.. dump your bike on your way to work, take another’s dumped bike on your way back (if youreso unlucky your own has been ‘lended’ by another).. at the end of the day, the bike they ride to the station on is probby “2nd hand” anyways ;)

  3. James Hart (unregistered) on April 18th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

    I’m so chuffed some people get my weird British sarcasm!

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