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HAVN Parking Station for e-Bikes Has a Little Bit of Everything

2020 was a very good year for two-wheelers, if not for not much else. e-Bikes, in particular, saw an unprecedented rise in numbers, as many commuters turned to alternative means of transport that would help them maintain social distance.
HAVN e-bike parking station is a complete solution for urban riders 5 photos
HAVN e-bike parking station is a complete solution for urban ridersHAVN e-bike parking station is a complete solution for urban ridersHAVN e-bike parking station is a complete solution for urban ridersHAVN e-bike parking station is a complete solution for urban riders
Since e-bikes are now officially a part of the urban landscape, what about a parking station designed specifically for them? Belgian startup Street Waves is selling precisely one product of this kind, called the HAVN e-bike parking, according to New Atlas. It has a little bit of everything in a comparatively compact footprint, which makes it a near-complete solution.

Each parking space includes a lidded 55-liter (14.5-gallon) stainless steel container, which serves as storage for bike accessories, such as gloves and helmet, and perhaps even a backpack. On the inside of the lid is a vanity mirror, which aims to help those cyclists who are also concerned about not looking a mess once they step off the bike. Basically, you use it to see if you have a case of the so-called helmet hair – and fix it, if need be.

The parking itself has a raised steel bracket for locking both the bike and the lid of the storage unit with just one lock (your own), and a lower steel bracket for keeping the front wheel facing forward. The upper steel bracket comes with several holes through which you can run the lock, which means this unit is a one-size-fits-all.

The parking unit is bolted down to the pavement. It can also be connected to the grid, in which case it would offer charging to cyclists while they’re away. This would be perfect for long-distance commuters to either top off their battery or completely recharge it while they’re at work, for the ride back home.

In short, Street Waves seems to have thought of everything in designing HAVN. New Atlas reports that municipalities interested in deploying these e-bike parking stations can contact them for pricing and other details.



 
 
 
 
 

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