ECO Cycle™ Facilities Open at South Entrance of Shinkoiwa Station

First Facilities in Tokyo’s Katsushika-ku

28 Oct 2022 NEWS RELEASE

GIKEN LTD. (Head Office: Kochi-shi, Kochi; President: Shinnosuke Moribe; hereafter “GIKEN”) has completed construction of two underground ECO Cycle™ facilities within the Komatsuna children’s playground in the Shinkoiwa 2-chome district of Tokyo’s Katsushika-ku. Opened on September 1, the mechanical bicycle parking facilities, accommodating a total of 408 bicycles, are operated by the city. These are also the first ECO Cycle™ facilities constructed in the city.

■New Entrance/Exit Booth Shape Softens External Appearance

With the ECO Cycle™ facilities located in a park within a privately developed area surrounded by condominiums, the proposal this time was for a design that added a bit of color to the daily lives of residents. The new entrance/exit booth shape has a curved rear surface that gives it a softer external appearance and allows it to blend seamlessly into a place of recreation and relaxation.

The following news release dated December 23, 2020, explains the reasons behind the installation and adoption of ECO Cycle™.

(https://www.giken.com/ja/wp-content/uploads/GKN20NW025JA.pdf)

■Future Expectations

Focused mainly in the Kanto region, more and more places are installing ECO Cycle™ facilities as part of urban developments. As the first of its kind in Katsushika, this particular installation will help drive further adoption as GIKEN promotes the product more actively going forward.

■Overview of Facility

Facility NameShinkoiwa southeast bicycle parking facility
Location2-2-12 Shinkoiwa, Katsushika, Tokyo
Project OwnerSumitomo Realty & Development Co., Ltd.
(under a partnership agreement between the developer and Katsushika-ku)
ContractorGIKEN LTD.
DurationSeptember 2020 to July 2022

■Profile of GIKEN Group
GIKEN developed the SILENT PILERTM, the world’s first reaction-based hydraulic pile jacking machine, installing piles with no noise and vibration. GIKEN Group now actively promotes the Press-in Technology worldwide and contributes to the construction industry by proposing and implementing innovative solutions. The innovative technology of press-in provides a unique solution and the adoption of this technology has grown to more than 40 nations and regions.


Contact Information:
GIKEN LTD.
Management Strategy Department
TEL: +81-3-3528-1633 (weekdays: 8:30 to 17:30)Tokyo Head Office: 16F Ariake Central Tower, 3-7-18 Ariake, Koto-ku, 135-0063, Japan