By CBC News Ottawa, September 11, 2018
They resemble a row of giant snails, but the City of Gatineau is hoping the giant plastic shells standing guard outside a municipal building will protect employees' bikes from both thieves and the elements.
The $27,000 pilot project at 100 rue d'Edmonton allows employees to store their bicycles inside six "bike lids."
Each pod can store two bikes. They're locked with a combination, and are available to city employees on a first-come, first-served basis, a city spokesperson said.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bikelids-bike-storage-gatineau-project-1.4815598