As pointed out in a previous post development close to campus could use more bicycle parking and less vehicle parking. I also like the bike “escalator” for getting in and out of the subway. That is a much better solution than having to use the elevators on Metro.
Maybe Japan has the ultimate solution!
It’s not often something stops you in your bike tracks. But a spectacular “bike tree” invention from Japan bowled me over when I was in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago.
Fed up with bicycles locked to railings, piled on top of each other, blocking doorways and roads, a local council in the city installed the mechanical masterpiece. It’s basically an automatic storage system for cycles and operates with computer tagging of bikes and either storage in a building or a basement structure.