Me robot. Chomp bikes. Put Japan steel in my belly. YUMMY! (Watch how it works inside in the video below.)
Below are examples of bike parking at Japanese train stations from the very organized to bicycle hell. Note that Japanese officials consider “bicycle pollution” (bicycles abandoned after theft/joyriding*) a critical urban problem.
THE GOOD →
THE BAD (typical) →
THE UGLY (more common than GOOD) →
—Watch from the inside how the bicycle parking robot works.
See other kinds of strange bicycle parking in Japan in our Comments section…