Super Smart Bike Sharing

This ingenious bike sharing system, designed specifically for the city of Seoul, focuses on the problem of parking capacity in the urban environment where limited space is available. The minimal T-Bikes are contained in vending machine-like, compact modular stations that can be easily relocated to popular areas or even transported as a permanent installation on a truck for mobile delivery. Simply locate and check out bikes directly from a smartphone!

Designer: Jung Tak

14 Comments

  • Its fantastic design as this can reduce a parking problems and its beneficial for environment too.Its cool design.

  • Setty says:

    Nice design. I’ve seen bike sharing stations in Montreal, Ottawa and Washington and have used more conventional free bikes in Copenhagen. The T-bike system is impressively compact. But there are two potentially fatal problems.

    1. There are moving parts in the dispenser itself, which will at times break down, debilitating all the bikes at once and making it impossible for customers to return bikes to that station. That is different from the http://www.bixisystem.com/what-we-do/public-bike-system/ racks, which if they have a problem, will take only one bike out of commission. It’s a machine that fails catastrophically rather than gracefully.

    2. If a bike has a flat, what do you do with it? In the Bixi system, you return it and press the “mechanical problem” button that summons a mechanic to that unit and takes that bike out of commission until it’s fixed. But with only one entry and exit point for bikes, you are now returning a bike with a flat and potentially blocking a bunch of other bikes. There could be software ways of dealing with that, but the bike is physically there, and subsequent customers are going to have to do something to physically manipulate the damaged bike (maybe take it out and put it back in the rack).

    There is a third, non-fatal problem, which is that when I have arrived at Bixi racks or at free bike stations in Copenhagen I have always picked a bike already adjusted close to my size to save time & effort. With the T-bike system it appears that riders will have no choice and will have to adjust the bike they get.

    In short, if you want to improve on the Bixi system, great – there is much to improve. But this system isn’t there yet.

  • Mark galasso says:

    Great idea I would live to purchase 10 of them tomorrow

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  • Andrew Kim says:

    This is remarkable!

    I’m interested in purchasing 2,000 bicycles for a campus.

    Please contact me for further details.

    Andrew Kim

  • Andrew Kim says:

    This is remarkable!

    I’m interested in purchasing 2,000 bicycles for a campus.

    Please contact me for further details.

    Andrew Kim

  • Daniel vd Merwe says:

    Looking to acquire T Bike system for a university campus residence.

    Please assist with contact details of manufacturer.

    Thanking you

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