Bike storage for bicycle sharing system

Bike sharing programmes are a great way to improve sustainable mobility. But they need adequate, secure bike storage to work properly. 

Getting more people cycling

We designed a secure cycle shelter and vertical bike storage carousel for a university bike-sharing system. The challenge was to fit all the bikes in the limited space available, while providing an easy to use service. 

Our client, BUAP University, could not find any option to fit the required number of bikes in the limited space available. Our innovative vertical carousel design fits 26 bikes in just 10m2 – a huge reduction compared to conventional options.

The user (in this case the staff member in charge of the kiosk) can hang each bike on a hook and rotate the carousel to access more storage.

This modular kiosk design allows for flexible placement according to requirements. The bike storage can be easily extended or relocated as needed. We provided space for graphics and maps to inform users of the system and routes.
Since opening in 2013, the ‘Lobobici’ bike sharing programme has been a huge success, with thousands of journeys made every day on 4 routes between 18 stations.