The concept for the HIVE is derived from a design found in nature: the honeycomb. Each honeycomb
is a strong and efficient unit used for protection and storage. Similar to honeycombs,
individual bike storage cells are joined to produce a larger system, or hive. The HIVE is the sum
of many cells stacked and nestled together forming a self-supporting structural trellis. Several
arrangements of cells are possible and allow the HIVE to be suitable for any location.
• Site adaptability is addressed by introducing a form that is easily adjustable. Because
the HIVE is composed of individual structural units and is not a rigid form, the tethered cells
can shift individually to accommodate moderate changes in grade elevation. The HIVE can be
installed on gravel, earth or uneven paving and still perform effectively.
• The HIVE’s cycle storage containers are constructed of recycled fiberglass reinforced
panels. The panels are connected using a stainless steel piano hinge and stainless steel hard-ware.
Storage cells can be transparent, opaque, silk screened, embossed or descaled with ads
and promotional data. They are collapsible and transport fat. Metal fasteners tether the cells
together to form the HIVE; the combined system is anchored to grade once erected on site.
• The HIVE is an expandable and rapidly deplorable grouping of cells secured together
with weather resistant marine grade hardware. Storage capacity is the total sum of cells. The
HIVE configuration can accommodate typical bicycle styles and some recumbent styles.
• Of grid power for the HIVE is supplied by rolls of photo voltaic film applied to or embedded
in the cell panels. This film will provide power to small LED lights mounted inside the cell.
The assembly includes integrated battery storage for evening illumination.