High Tech Bicycle Parking Facility In Tokyo
A video report on an amazing new bicycle parking system that has opened at Kasai Station in Tokyo:
Customers who come to the station by bicycle need only place their bike on a small platform and hit a few buttons, and the system will automatically store their bike in an underground parking garage that can accommodate 9,400 bikes. When the reporter asks the machine to retrieve his bicycle, it only takes 23 seconds to accomplish the task. The parking system costs 100 yen for a single use, or 1,800 yen for a monthly pass.
Update: Yes, similar facilities do exist for cars and can be found in major cities around Japan.