May 31, 2012

Bike Lockers

One thing I learned at the Columbus Bicycle Subcommittee meeting last night was the fact that Columbus has Bike Lockers. What's a bike locker?

This is a bike locker!
How do they work? You mess with the lever to reveal:

Very interesting...
It's kind of an odd shape for a bike but I can tell you that a bike can fit:

It fits!
Well, it mostly fits. I still have my pannier on which prevented the bike from going any farther back. But
overall, it fits.

There are also 4 more spaces on the other side:

I don't have a picture of the locking mechanism, but I believe that you can use a standard combination/key lock around the lever area.

Overall, I think these are pretty neat. They take up only a little more room than 8 bikes parked at a U-rack and I would assume that there is slightly more security. At the very least, a potential bike thief won't know the quality of the bike within the lock. That might account for something.

One last thing, these are located at Lynn and High next to the COTA building.

Video of a bike locker:

1 comment:

  1. It's a very unique bike locker. I haven't seen anything like it. Perhaps I could ask a locksmith to set up a bike locker at home so that my bike would be safe even when nobody's home.


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