Tokyo, Japan has long been a place with a massive population and a small amount of land. So as you can imagine they’re always inventing new ways to store their worldly positions without displacing their living space.
The multistory computerized bike parking garage is just one of those things you have to see to believe. The bike slips into the mini freight elevator’s clutches and using an attached electronic tag it drops below the earth’s surface and stores it until the user returns. To retrieve the bike they simply need to swipe a card and the computer will look up its location and retrieve the bicycle. Cost for storage is about $20/month.