2012 Newhouse project #20121298 | school bike shelter
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In Curie, many students ride their bikes from their homes to the school, but since there is no bike shelter anywhere near, they’re forced to look for a temporary place where they can leave their bikes while they are in school.
As we all know, many people ride bikes to a lot of places. When the students come to school, they don’t really ride them to school because either they don’t want to leave them just put in the open or they don’t really know where to leave them to calm the nervousness that they might get stolen. With this bike shelter, the students can ride their bikes to the school and have a place where they can store and retrieve them easily. Also staff members would also be able to store their bikes there if they bring them instead of riding a car, bus, or train.
In the school, there is an unoccupied metal shop room that would be perfect for storing the bikes. The room is very wide and suitable for this idea. It also has a small pathway where the people with bikes can pass through to get inside the room & another small staircase to get out of the school. Inside the room there is a smaller room that can used to store tools for repairing the bikes or accessories needed to keep the bike safe. There will also be a section where they can have their bikes fixed and reestablished. With this open space, I desire to store about 100 bikes.
This new idea can be used to benefit not just the school but also the community. It can be an innovator that motivates other communities to do it too.