BIKETOWER
for municipalities
and companies

The goal of BIKETOWER project is to build a system of unattended and fully automatic bike garages with unlimited operation. The emerging possibility of the safe storage of bicycles and e-bikes of all price categories should contribute to their more widespread use, especially on routes that continue with a means of public transport, and thus have a positive effect on reducing single-user car traffic in cities.

Total number of stored bicycles
1000000
As of 7 December 2020

BIKETOWER
is used in

20
different places

Hradec Králové II.

Brněnská street / OC Futurum
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 603 809 993
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Trutnov

Horní promenáda / bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 499 813 064
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Trnava SK

Staničná street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+421 159
Price:
0,10 €
Accessories:

Třinec

Jablunkovská street / train and bus station Třinec Center
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 602 632 918
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Šumperk

Jesenická street / train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 736 722 332
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Přerov

Husova street / train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 602 779 838
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Poděbrady

train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 773 757 819
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Pardubice

Jan Perner square / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 739 344 489
Price:
10 Kč
Accessories:

Moravská Třebová

Nádražní street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
Městská policie - 156
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Lysá nad Labem II.

U Nové hospody street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 325 552 065
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Lysá nad Labem I.

Čapkova street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 325 552 065
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Litoměřice

Litoměřice train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 416 733 044
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Kolín

Dukelských hrdinů street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 731 125 941
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Jaroměř

Žižkova street / train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 491 810 865
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Hradec Králové I.

train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Price:
Accessories:

Hodonín

Wilsonova street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 518 345 000
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Čelákovice

Masarykova street / train station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 731 136 156
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Břeclav

train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
Městská policie - 156
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Bratislava

Páričkova street / Nivy station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Price:
0,10 €
Accessories:

Beroun

U nádraží street / train and bus station
Free spots
For adults
/
For kids
Non-stop line
to the operator:
+420 722 452 875
Price:
5 Kč
Accessories:

Why buy a BIKETOWER for residents and visitors to the city?

BIKETOWER promotes a healthy lifestyle and is an important element in promoting urban cycling.
BIKETOWER appreciates investments in cycling infrastructure, because in general, if I already have the opportunity to travel safely by bike or e-bike,I still need to know where to put my bike or e-bike safely at the destination.
BIKETOWER has a direct effect on increasing the number of people travelling on bicycles and thus reducing the number of people travelling by car.
BIKETOWER saves up to 62% of space compared to conventional bicycle stands. It can store up to 118 bicycles in the area of six parked cars.
BIKETOWER increases tourism in cities with the group of cyclists who require safe bicycle storage for their visit.
BIKETOWER has a positive impact on the environment due to its influence on the development of bicycle transport and a healthy lifestyle.
BIKETOWER is a modern solution supporting the mobility and sustainability of urban transport.

BIKETOWER benefits in numbers

4 0 %
Project attracted 40% of new cyclists. This group consists of people who want to store their bikes safely at the end of their journey. These new customers of BIKETOWER system began to regularly use a bicycle or e-bike on the way to work or school, when previously they only used it for sports or recreation.
2 5 %
Thanks to BIKETOWER system, 25% of cyclists have started to regularly use a helmet for riding around the city. The impetus for more frequent useof a bicycle helmet is the possibility of storing it together with the bike.
9 5 bicycles
95 bicycles stolen daily in the Czech Republic – statistics show that 95 bicycles or e-bikes are stolen in the Czech Republic each day. No bike has ever been stolen from BIKETOWER. BIKETOWER is the safest form of storing bicycles in a public space.

Environment

BIKETOWER promotes a healthy lifestyle and a car-free city

595,9 tons
CO2 emissions decreased thanks to new cyclists who preferred bikes over cars
+
74,3 tons
CO2 emissions decreased thanks to new cyclists who preferred bikes over public transport
=
670,2 tons
Total saved
Counted on 1,000,000 bicycle storage as of December 7, 2020

Calculation of carbon dioxide emissions

Average distance travelled per day 10 km (return trip)
Average car consumption 5 litres/100 km
CO2 emissions for a distance of 10 km one way*
*Source: European Cyclist’s Federation, CO2 calculator

CO2 emissions over a distance of 10 km one way*

= 2700 g
= 1 010 g / person
= 210 g
= 220 g

Czech Railways
support BIKETOWER

Receive a discount when using your Czech Railways In Karta card.

Payment terminal

Payment is made on site by coin or City Card.

Internet access

Before their ride, cyclists can check how many open spaces are currently available in any given BIKETOWER using a smartphone or tablet. The address is always given in the QR code posted on each BIKETOWER and website.

BIKETOWER accessories

For the cyclist's tyres – a public pump

A simple device for inflating tyres on bicycles, but also strollers, wheelchairs, etc. The whole set consists of a pump and a support railing with an advertising sticker. Material design of metal parts of the set: stainless steel.

01

eBIKE CHARGE

eBIKE CHARGE is a unique modular system of storage charging boxes. Each box has two sockets for charging the batteries of e-bikes and mobile devices. Cyclists can store their belongings in a safe and dry environment and conveniently charge the batteries while storing the bike in BIKETOWER. eBIKE CHARGE is open 24 hours a day. The shape of the supporting structure is based on the shape of the entrance space of BIKETOWER. The construction does not optically disturb the free space around the tower. The upper part of the structure is protected against rainby glass glazing.

02

PCD service stand

Service stand with basic tools for changing tyres or tightening loose screws, or fixing a broken chain. The stand also contains a mechanical pump for inflating all types of tyres. Material design of metal parts of the set: painted galvanised steel.

03

Possibilities of cladding and decorative lighting

BIKETOWER cladding can be left transparent or incorporated into existing buildings with a suitable adhesive sticker. BIKETOWER can be used as an advertising space or a place for city infographics. BIKETOWER can be equipped with decorative lighting.

Technical parameters

Storage capacity: 118 bicycles
Bicycle types: All types up to 50 kg
Height: 11,4m
Diameter: 8,36m
Camera system: bike storage camera recording with archiving
Traffic records: the system records the daily traffic of the bikes

BIKETOWER FAQ

What are the operating costs for electricity and data connections?

Operating costs for electricity are approx. CZK 2,000/month, data connection approx. CZK 600/month, insurance approx. CZK 1,000/month, waste bin approx. CZK 100/month, as well as small operating costs (printer paper, etc.).

What are the operating costs for administration, maintenance and service?

The warranty for the bike shed is 5 years, the price of BIKETOWER includes a five-year preventive service (service inspection twice a year) and remote administration (on-line supervision of the service centre). Expenditures per operator range up to CZK 10,000 monthly – authorised by one of the city's organisations, which through trained staff provides 24- our operation – replenishment of coins, paper in the printer, cleaning, etc. After the warranty period, it is necessary to negotiate a service contract and remote access contract costs of solving problems that can beeliminated by remote access.

What is the number of planned outages?

Each BIKETOWER has two planned operational outages (preventive service inspections) per year. The time required for one inspection is from 7 am to 4 pm.

What is the number of extraordinary outages?

Based on previous experience, there have been no extraordinary outages.

What is the average occupancy?

The capacity of one BT is 118 bikes, of which 16 are children’s bikes. The average daily occupancy for all BIKETOWERs combined is about 47%. During the high season, it is on average 64%, in the off-season about 38%. However, this is not entirely authoritative, as it also includes BTs with initial operation, for which occupancy usually increases continuously.

What is the total occupancy for the entire period of operation?

In total, BIKETOWER project has already stored more than 380,000 bicycles and e-bikes. That's more than 16,000 a month. The first BT has been in operation since 2013, the other two were added in 2015 and their number has been gradually growing since 2017.

What is the number of In Karta customers / other card owners?

In a comparable city, such as Pardubice, the number of used In Karta in June 2019 was 1,145, and the total number of customers was 3,107.

What is the financial participation from ČD (Czech Railways)?

ČD (Czech Railways) pays a one-day deposit to In Karta holders, i.e., CZK 5 per day. If the bicycle is stored for several days, CZK 5 will be deducted from the total fee.

Can any of BIKETOWERs cover maintenance costs?

Yes. In cities where there is a lot of use. In addition, some BIKETOWERs are permitted to rent space for advertising purposes.

What is the experience and responses from other cities?

According to our operational experience, cities are aware that the support of bicycle transport, as an alternative to passenger car transport, must include safe storage in addition to infrastructure.