Could this be the future of the school bike sheds, the CyclePod (finally a pod not of the Apple variety).
The CyclePod is a circular enclosure that can store up to 8 bikes, the way it differs from conventional cycle parking stations is that the bikes are stored vertically, maximising the number of bikes that can be stored in a given space.
The Cyclepod also makes it easier to lock your bike securely and you no longer need to bend down fiddling with keys. It comes with an optional roof which is certainly more than any lamp-post can offer.
It’s currently on trial in London and Nottingham, and if successful could roll out throughout the UK. If they could make something like this for cars it would make the obligatory Saturday shopping trip a lot easier.