Public Bicycle Storage Recycles An Idea From Retail Bike Shops

New York-based Manifesto Architecture is transforming sidewalk bicycle storage for urban cyclists with a colorful vertical storage system that looks like modern sculpture. Cyclists hang their bikes on the hooks at the base of a vertical conveyor belt, then hop on the system’s stationary bike to move the rack upwards using pedal power: http://bit.ly/Opazeb. Of course, bike shops have been using this kind of vertical storage for some time. Manufacturer Lift & Store, for example, has designed a variety of vertical bike lifts to maximize available retail space: http://wp.me/P4jFej-1d. Walk into bikes shops in Massachusetts, California, the D.C. area, and many other U.S. regions, and you’ll see the highly-practical predecessors of Manifesto’s street-level design.


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When Clothing Stores Are Bursting at the Seams, They Hit the Wall – Literally

Retailers need to keep plenty of merchandise in their storerooms to replenish the racks. A customer who wants to buy an item that just sold out isn’t only a lost sale today, but perhaps many lost sales forever. However, real estate costs discourage retailers from allocating much, if any, of their high-dollar space for inventory storage. It’s enough to make a retailer bang his head against the wall – and that wall could actually be the solution. Take a look at how wall space can be transformed into efficient storage:  http://bit.ly/1itoeKE

See examples of these wall-mounted rack lifts in the Lift & Storage Systems booth at GlobalShop 2014, March 18-20, at the Mandalay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas (www.globalshop.org), Booth 1289. We’ll see you there!

 

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