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Bike2Box goes small for Echo

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POLAND Bike2Box has created a bicycle storage area in the underground car park of Echo Investment’s O3 Business Campus on ul. Opolska in Kraków.

The storage area was created in one of the smallest spaces (200 sqm) that Bike2Box has ever had to work with, where over 150 bicycles had to fit, while one bicycle normally takes up 2 sqm. “The space itself, as well as the preliminary project made it impossible to use our BikeUp hangers, so in the early spring we created our prototype Twist hanger in our workshop” Design trials showed that we could fit in 185 bikes,” explained Radosław Kozubski, the owner of Bike2Box and inventor of the BikeUp and Twist racks.

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