The Bike Hanger is a concept that puts the bike rack on the side of the building allow it to hold more bikes and there are few ways better to thwart a thief than to put your bike 30 feet in the air.
Manifesto Architecture designed the Bike Hanger. The rack has more in common with the zipper at your local carnival than the bike racks out in front of my local elementary school. When the person is ready to go it appears that someone would work the Hangar to bring their bike back down.
The designers don’t say if the retrieval of the bike would be automated or if the user would do it themselves.
It certainly makes good use of space, but it makes terrible use of time. Faced with a single open space at the top of the machine, most people would opt for a nearby street-sign instead.
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