Attention decision makers and urban planners! Thanks to Luke Ohlson’s time-lapse video, we get aware of the great superiority of bikes when it comes to space efficiency. His video recording in New York City, USA, visualizes the use of parking cars and a bike sharing facility from the official bike-sharing system Citi Bike NYC. Both are occupying roughly the same amount of space. But they are far different when it comes to the number of users within a certain time span.
Cars Cannot Keep Up With Space Efficiency of Bikes
Especially in dense cities like New York where space is rare and hardly affordable, inefficient space usage like a car parking facility is a luxury. According to a statement from Luke Ohlsen on CityLab, up to 200 trips by bike were taken in only over one hour. During the same time, just 11 trips by car were counted. In case you might not believe it, convince yourself and watch his video. And even without exact counting, it becomes clear very quickly that the car parking area is quite uneventful.
— Luke Ohlson (@ohlukeson) 26. Juni 2017