Would you use such a service if one exists? Would you elect me if i promised to deliver on it?
I was having a chat with the local gardaí on campus and he said there are bikes stolen on a weekly basis in UL. Young fellas from the local area come in with bolt cutters and in a matter of minutes make off with some student's bike. This is actually a big business and not just petty theft. However very few bikes are returned unfortunetly.
What do the students think of building some kind of bike shed. Something with enough space for about 100 bikes, you cycle in, lock with your own key and you get something like a cloak room ticket. You pay a fee, perhaps 2 euro. There will be a lad supervising the bikes, only people with tickets and a key can enter, bikes kept for more than a week will be removed.
just an idea open to have it dissected and improved upon.
has it been trialed before and is it a runner?