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Old 03-16-16, 11:14 AM
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New VELOPORT™ - a Stylish Bike Locker

I'm not too sure anybody will be 'excited' about this, but I think it's cool and it's a local company too.... so I'll just put this right here

New Veloport? is a Stylish Bike Locker | Dero Bike Racks

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Old 03-16-16, 09:29 PM
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look great
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Old 03-17-16, 07:42 AM
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Nice design.
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Looks fantastic, unfortunately it takes up quite a bit of space compared to a standard inverted U post, not to mention cost (I'm assuming these things cost at least a couple thousand bucks per 2-pod locker). In the same space you could fit three inverse U posts which could accommodate 6 bikes, instead of just two.

The locker is nice for extra weather and accessory protection, though.
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Old 03-17-16, 03:18 PM
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Nice.
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
.... unfortunately it takes up quite a bit of space compared to a standard inverted U post, not to mention cost (I'm assuming these things cost at least a couple thousand bucks per 2-pod locker). In the same space you could fit three inverse U posts which could accommodate 6 bikes, instead of just two. .....
+1,

It's nice, but I don't see it as practical in areas where space is at a premium.
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Where space is the premium, why would you put lockers?

"Good cake, but unappealing for those who want pie."

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I like the design. I like the holes for ventilation, but I'm thinking from a theft enticement perspective it might be better if what, if anything, was in it couldn't be seen. A thief would probably be less likely to break into one if it might be empty or might only contain a low value bike.
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The bike locker is designed for longer term storage, think bus stations. Bike lockers are not intended for the local grocery store or bar. Dero understands space and design, in fact I believe they are setting standards for bike storage: Bike Parking Guide | Dero

I hope Dero can make some headway with MSP airport, I'd bike for flights if I could secure my bike in a locker. Currently, they only have standard racks with no security.
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Hmm.. not sure my office building will let me drop one of these off on the sidewalk out front.
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And yet think of all the things (& $$ spent) for car parking, and secure bike storage is "too much/hard".... I know, I know, it hard to turn the ship, but it does happen from time-to-time.
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And yet think of all the things (& $$ spent) for car parking, and secure bike storage is "too much/hard".... I know, I know, it hard to turn the ship, but it does happen from time-to-time.
It makes more sense to provide indoor parking for bicycles. Bikes don't have that pesky problem of noxious fumes, leaking fluids or volatile gasoline or diesel fuel onboard (not to mention large physical footprint) which prevents motor vehicles from being stored inside buildings (except for huge, well ventilated, purpose-built parking garages). There's no reason that a coat room can't also be a bike storage room. Bicycles don't take up that much space.
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
It makes more sense to provide indoor parking for bicycles. Bikes don't have that pesky problem of noxious fumes, leaking fluids or volatile gasoline or diesel fuel onboard (not to mention large physical footprint) which prevents motor vehicles from being stored inside buildings (except for huge, well ventilated, purpose-built parking garages). There's no reason that a coat room can't also be a bike storage room. Bicycles don't take up that much space.
And yet, there are many places in the USA with huge underground parking structures, but would never allow a bike inside the building.
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And yet, there are many places in the USA with huge underground parking structures, but would never allow a bike inside the building.
You know, I've heard that certain apartment complexes have tenant rules specifically prohibiting bicycles from being kept inside. Is there any sane reasoning behind this? I can understand motorcycles (because of gasoline fumes), but bicycles??
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You know, I've heard that certain apartment complexes have tenant rules specifically prohibiting bicycles from being kept inside. Is there any sane reasoning behind this? I can understand motorcycles (because of gasoline fumes), but bicycles??
Right! What the eff.

Clearly a bike person should never rent from that apartment. My daughter's place the opposite, they have no parking available, but bike storage in your apartment is expected. But that Minneapolis (more Portlandia than Portland).

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I guess I'm pretty lucky since I'm able to bring my EBike into my office.Pull the battery and charge it.
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Originally Posted by General Geoff View Post
There's no reason that a coat room can't also be a bike storage room. Bicycles don't take up that much space.
I take it you've never been to the Amsterdam central rail station?



Had you been, you could never make such an obviously misleading, if not patently false, comment.
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Old 03-19-16, 07:29 AM
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I take it you've never been to the Amsterdam central rail station?

Had you been, you could never make such an obviously misleading, if not patently false, comment.
Nothing misleading about it. A loaf of bread doesn't take up that much room either. Stack 100,000 of them together, and they do. Yet I wouldn't say storing a few loaves of bread in the pantry is absurd.
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I take it you've never been to the Amsterdam central rail station?



Had you been, you could never make such an obviously misleading, if not patently false, comment.
And yet, image the parking structure (price & space) you'd need to store this many cars.
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Ain't it a little bulky to carry on your bike just for a place to park it?
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our transportation authority is building a parking garage for the bus drivers to park in.
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