Sunday, August 14, 2011

Secure Bicycle Parking

Bicibox is an experimental system of secure bike parking which seems perfect for many city dwellers who don't have a place indoors to store their bicycles. You can only store your bike for a maximum of 12 hours a day so the idea is for people who ride their bike daily. I think that they have the idea wrong. Bike parking on a short term isn't really a problem. Simply locking your bike works adequately, at least during the daytime. It's at night that you have the most to worry about as far as theft is concerned. Using these shelters for short-term daytime parking hardly seems worth the effort. What is needed is some sort of bike parking with VERY secure locks so that people can leave their bikes on the street at night without worrying. Or perhaps the police could go out and arrest people for stealing bikes? I wonder if they have ever tried that?

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