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Transport Interchange
Eco Cycle Mitaka (Tokyo JP)

A combined underground and overground covered bicycle park serving Sakai-gun train station. Parking is provided for up to 1700 bicycles, 1440 underground and 260 at ground level. Access to the facility is open with parking controlled by prepaid access control cards. Parking furniture consists of both zigzag tier racks (ground level) and automated (i.e. crane operated) underground tower ECO Cycle booth units. The facility is staffed between 0700-2000 daily, there is CCTV to guard the facility. The bike park is 24hrs and charges are from a daily fee of ¥100 (£0.50) tier racks only to ¥2000 (£10) a month non students.

Mitaka Ward

Designer / Architect
GIKEN 1 - 3 - 28 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135 - 0063, Japan

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• Unlike other crane systems previously seen at other sites, most bicycles fit this facility
• Space saving solution
• Users think it looks smart and respectable and makes them feel cyclists are welcome and vital in the community
• This design looks ‘Mitaka’, the local administration is taking cycling seriously on their environmental public agenda

• None, it would be great to find this type of facility more often

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