This is awesome, i need one at my house.
It is clearly a well- thought-out green/sustainable design as well as being a very attractive user-friendly bike. I would definitely like to leave my car for this piece of marvelous design when its out!
Very cool. Ever since has prices started going down, people have started to forget their past interest in things like bicycles and mopeds. I think they should still be utilized when possible, and this just makes that easier.
This service design is really cool. How amazing idea!. I never been heard about public bycicle. It is need to all arround the world and it is going to solve oil energy, environment problem. I strongly recommend this idea.
Very good idea! this system is very useful to heavy trafffic situation.
This is a nice idea, although it is not clear how it is different (aside from aesthetics) from existing systems in France, aside from the vertical docking of the bikes. I am not sure what the vertical docking accomplishes, since the footprint will ne
Great idea Mr. Tak. Takes an obvious sustainable solution (riding bikes over cars) and creates a very attractive ecosystem and service that is readily feasible, self containing, and effective. As designers I think we need to be more realistic about s
what about when it rains or snow??
Pretty good idea. For theft deterrence GPS could be employed on each bicycle to track location of stolen bikes (Of course this involves privacy issues). The solar tree can also tap into the grid
**Capable of storing 14 bikes in the same amount of space as a single parked car!! This system will not only save energy but also will reduce air pollution. Well planned
this is a good idea for sure, if a city has a pro-active approach to this I would like to see a map distribution system (ie a website) so you can find the nearest station to pick up and drop off a bike. Also if I feel like meeting some friends after work and such I don't have to find a place to lock up my bike to worry about. I would suggest a closed chain (one that is protected, and doesn't get pants greasy), a seat cover that people can purchase, and a way a user can flag a bike if they have
I CANNOT BELEIVE WHAT I AM READING! Did you do ANY research at ALL?????? This system is already in use in most German cities and a lot of other European cities for more then 10 years. There are many different variations how each city handles the system. The GPS in the bikes was introduced around 2000. The Smart car was actually built only for a system like this an got then sold commercially in the 90's. By the way, through the long experience running this system a lot of innovations have been ma
very useful and impressive!
Has been tried in the Netherlands, but did not work. Not sure about the reasons, but there are some obvious ones: -Theft...colour and shape does not stop anyone, maybe I have a card, maybe I don't -You can only go from A to B, while the advantage of a bike is that you can go anywhere. Are people allowed to put them on their own lock? How long can they keep them? Can I bike home from the trainstation and bring it back tomorrow? -You can't count on one being there. There is no reservation system s
i just like the storage system - the over head cover would be lovely on all bike racks around the city it's so compact.
Yeah great. 6months from release and all the bikes have been vandalised or thrown in the local canal. You can't just leave nice things lying around however you secure them. These would need a big glass case around them; even then some little fuckers would smash it up.
http://www.biketree.com/ very original,bro.
A good idea. similer to what I have seen around Paris, though not used myself. also around Frankfurt and other German cities is what I would consider a step further are public bicycles which do not need the rack to lock or a special swip card. instead have a built in locking system, and you call a number which you tell them the number on the bicycle you want unlocked, charged over the mobile phone. Although no racks needed do need to drop off in certain spots. still this should be spread out aro
excelente idea ya que uno usualmente no usa la bicicleta simpre y aveces no sabe que hacer con ella. no siempre uno la va a usar. excellent idea 'cause I don't use the bicycles allways.
Nice concept, all though the solution here seems a little expensive and tech-heavy (error prone). We have had public bicycles in Denmark for years now. Very low-tech. To release a public bicycle from its chain, you put a coin in the lock (20 DKK = 3 $). To get your coin back, you have to find a public bicycle station and chain it up again. Web sites: http://www.aarhusbycykel.dk/index_eng.html http://www.bycyklen.dk/english/thecitybikeandcopenhagen.aspx
Very very good idea!!!!!!!
While this is a good idea i concept, it doesn't work that well in reality. My own city here in the US tried this about 10 years ago - within 3 month all of the bikes were either stolen (despite being painted bright colors) or trashed.
I think the vertical stacking system is a big improvement space-wise. However, I agree with some viewers that there needs to be a different reservation system that allows for more than just point-to-point. I would like it integrated with the public transit passes though - very cool. Vélib in Paris has a nice system but the bikes take up a great deal of street space. They also have a great system for showing that the bike is in need of repair which is a concern.
I don't understand why this is in this competition. We already have this in Montreal: hightech, solar stations etc. NOT a new idea at all. http://www.bixi.ca/en/accueil/ http://bike-sharing.blogspot.com/2008/09/introducing-montreals-bixi.html (and yes we have tons of rain and snow, we also bike a lot) I guess your bike racks are nice.
Jung, some of the comments above are a good reminder that by itself, a nice design is not necessarily a good solution. If this exercise is just to show you are a capable designer, then I know you certainly are one of the best, but if you intend to push this further, then research how Europe and the Far East cultures are dealing with similar systems (i.e. theft, repair, special bike traffic routs, etc.). You need to take into account cultural and business issues as well as technology issues in or
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Great idea good luck with the competition. Kash
Yes i agree, do your research, this system has been around Europe for years. The only way these systems flourish, if that there are enough bikes in the system and the support behind them.<br /><br /> I was informed about London's bike program is almost wiped out, as I saw a few derelict bikes outside some tube stations, but there are more cyclists than ever. Brussels has approximately 23 stations, I didn't see very many cyclists out on them while Paris has 1,450 for it's Vélib progr
Great idea, but sadly I have to agree with Shig. People would grab one and vandalize it and 2 weeks later they're all lying in the local drainage ditch. And GPS tracking would only provide more stuff to ruin. If they weren't vandalized, this would be a great idea. Maybe you should have to return them after 24 hours or have to renew it. A similar system to library cards? Maybe if you could find a way to make stick-on paint, so that you could just put a strip of green paint over where it was vanda
I am grateful that this guy actually brought this up. People commented that they already saw similar things in Europe and other countries. -Btw, it is such a shame that we never tried in US.- Let’s learn from other countries and do it right and better. I really like to see this in US. Great Design. Great Work!!!
Wow! It's fantastic! I'm so proud of u. South Korea much needed that system. I wish u will be a winner n make them real, so someday we'll be able to get the experience even in Korea!
It seems very convenience n good for saving energy n nice design.... n, we don't have to worry about bicycle stolen anymore :). I think your works are really right for the competetion title. We gotta think about the environment seriously rightnow. I wish that Ubicycle system will be here in South Korea soon or later n hope u''ve been happy while u designing it! It's fabulous! n you are fantastic! - Clair from Korea.
I hope u've felt happy a lot while u were designing it! It's just fabulous!
awesome!! this is just my cup of tea!
I love this idea. A handful of MBA students in my program suggested something like this in a "create a business" challenge, and noted that the idea has been used in Europe, like many others have said. Clearly, there are many logistical issues, but those things are brought to fruition once the idea is more fully realized, and I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there willing to take on the task of figuring those out. Well done... I hope to see this sort of thing blossom in U.S. ci
I think this bicycle can not go anywhere without chain :). But the idea is nice
I`VE SEEN SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN PARIS AND IT WORKS! YOU JUST HAVE TO SCAN YOUR CREDIT CARD AND YOU GET A BIKE..IF YOU DONT RETURN IT A CHARGE WILL BE MADE. VERY GOOD IDEA!!!!!!
I hope this unique idea comes along with reality and especially, it will be a good transportation in this economy. This design has to be one of the best to be picked!!!
I really like it!!! I think it is a great idea and I really admire this design !!!
Seen it before.
Very good idea! this system is very useful to heavy trafffic situation.
a good simple design and think so convenience !!
Looking good and practical! Groundbreaking!
Hmm...This is awesome..I need one at my house. But I don't have my house enough to keep this depository.
As many others said before, I like the idea of vertical storage, although this idea isn't really new, it is disponible in many cities in Europe now; even my hometown, with it's 150.000 inhabitants has one! Stealing isn't much of an issue since you have to use a credit card to suscribe to that service: if you don't return the bike in 24 hours to any station, it is considered stolen and you pay (usually around 150€, ~200$). Although this limits the userbase (children and people without a CC ca
very good idea ~~~
VERY GOOD IDEA !
isn't paris already doing this...?
best idea ever! i like it!
Great aesthetic! Best design among the contestants.
Wow It's amazing!!
Good design. If it's established in the area near bus stop or subway, then many people use it conveniently. It's really good for environment .
Good design ! Good idea ! Hope it could be used soon for our eco-friendly life.
It is a good prodcts. Both in saving power and protect environment.
It is good for us .
wow very simple but very nice~
Couldn't be better... It's simple and nice.
good idea!!! thank u for us~^^
I think I've seen this before. But it's graet concept undoutedly
I studied in Denmark last summer, and as a US citizen, i think your proposal is a good crossover. The Copenhagen bike system is okay, but the reason the bikes don't get stolen is because they SUCK. They're one speed and the one I used had partially deflated tires. I tried to use it and got passed by everyone and their grandmother who had invested in quality bikes. Granted, in Copenhagen people own bikes as their primary mode of transportation. Having a credit card based service is a good transla
You got my vote, rock solid idea that would undoubtedly reduce gasoline usage and toxic gas exposure throughout the globe. I hope this becomes accepted!
wow....it is wonderful~
I love the idea! Hope u have good luck!
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