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HAVN may just be the ultimate ebike parking spot

HAVN may just be the ultimate ...
According to its designers, up to seven HAVN units can fit within one standard automobile parking space
According to its designers, up to seven HAVN units can fit within one standard automobile parking space
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According to its designers, up to seven HAVN units can fit within one standard automobile parking space
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According to its designers, up to seven HAVN units can fit within one standard automobile parking space
Each HAVN can store up to 55 liters (14.5 gal) of gear
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Each HAVN can store up to 55 liters (14.5 gal) of gear

While you could just lock your ebike to a signpost or rack, wouldn't it be nice to park it someplace where it got recharged, and you could store your gear? HAVN was designed to serve those purposes.

Created by Belgian company Street Waves, each HAVN ebike-parking unit consists of a lidded 55-liter (14.5-gal) stainless steel rectangular box, with one raised horizontal steel bracket at the top, and another extending out from the bottom.

When a bike is leaned against the unit, its top tube rests against the top bracket – a strip of wood on the face of the bracket protects the bike's paint from scratches. The lower bracket holds the bike's front wheel in place, so it points forward instead of flopping over to one side.

Each HAVN can store up to 55 liters (14.5 gal) of gear
Each HAVN can store up to 55 liters (14.5 gal) of gear

Before locking their bike up, the user opens the HAVN's lid, then stows their helmet, gloves, jacket and other cycling gear inside. As an added bonus, a mirror on the inside of the lid lets them check if they've got "helmet hair." They then close the lid, and run their lock through holes in both it and the main body of the unit, and around their bike's top tube. In this way, both the bicycle and the lid are secured using the one lock. The unit itself is anchored to the street surface.

Additionally, if the HAVN is wired into the local electrical system, the user can plug their ebike's battery charger into its integrated socket for recharging.

Interested businesses or municipalities can inquire for pricing information via the company website, linked below.

Source: Street Waves via Bicitech

3 comments
3 comments
BlueOak
Interesting concept, but the number one thing preventing me from buying a decent eBike now that prices seem to be coming down closer to earth is... the lack of a truly secure method of protecting the bike from theft at stores.

It’s one thing to lock up my hacker mountain bike at the store, but a $1,000+ ebike is not likely to survive even in our “safe” small suburban community.

And from feedback, this security issue prevents a fair number of others from using eBikes as an alternative to their vehicles for shorter shopping trips.

Somebody needs to develop a near-bullet-proof way to easily secure expensive eBikes at stores and restaurants. E-locks and GPS trackers do not prevent theft.
PAV
I like this concept. I'd definitely use it! How do you secure your charger?
ljaques
That's very nice for the small niche of Ebike riders who could safely take advantage of them. Good design. I like the robotic storage style I saw a couple years ago, but maybe that was for rental bikes. Roll up, press the button, and it goes into the enclosed storage area while spitting out a claim ticket. Ah, here it is: https://newatlas.com/eco-cycle-automated-cycle-storage/40496/ chaCHING, but cool.