ByCommute: from shipping containers to bike shelters
Categorie(s) : Education, Industry, News
Published : 6 December 2022
ByCommute was founded in April 2022 by two student entrepreneurs from Grenoble, including an engineering student from Phelma. The startup buys shipping containers that no longer meet regulatory standards and transforms them into bespoke bike boxes.
Each product is fully customizable according to the customer’s desires and budget. The first step is to determine the dimensions of the box and the number of stands, before choosing other features to include, like electric bike charging points, surveillance cameras, planted roofs, locking systems (RFID, connected locks), and more.
The boxes are transformed in Pontcharra, near Grenoble, using mostly French-made components (the rest are of European origin). A customized box has already been installed at the UGA campus in Valence. Demand is growing steadily, with several new projects already on the order books.