If it's not uncommon for you to feel a bit of trepidation when you park your bicycle on a parking pole on the street, you might want to go ahead and look into Nookhub, an innovative new smartphone app that allows for a more secure bicycle-parking solution.
The app essentially allows users to access a map interface that they can use to locate nearby parking spots, known as 'nooks'. The app's makers have collaborated with local bicycle shops that offer nooks that will cost you $7.50 for 24 hours of parking. Once you book your nook, you have 45 minutes in which to check your bike in place.
While Nookhub currently allows you to park your bicycle overnight only, its functionality is being expanded to allow for day-time parking and storage, which will appeal to the growing hordes of urban cyclists.