4. Free umbrellas for everyone
Boxes with free-to-use umbrellas are placed at every bus stop and street in Japan
. Anyone can take an umbrella for free when it’s raining and then drop it into any other similar box located around the city.
3. Automatic bicycle parking system
To solve the problem of overcrowded bike racks and storage, the city authorities developed an underground bicycle parking system. The complex itself looks like an elevator. You simply pay for the service, place the bicycle on the runway, and wait for the doors to open.
Then the automatic system takes care of the rest. In order to get your bike back, you simply need to hold your card up to the scanner located next to the parking door.