CUBIC is a modular self-operating storage pod for city streets that provides secure bicycle parking, charging stations, free WiFi, and other amenities.

Cycling is one of the fastest growing modes of transportation in the United States. New York City alone has seen a 400% increase in popularity over the past generation, thanks in part to investments in bicycle lanes and bicycle sharing programs. According to a NYC Department of Health survey, more than half a million New Yorkers ride a bike at least several times a month.

Yet secure bike parking infrastructure remains non-existent. In its R&D phase, CUBIC's own research revealed that more than half of cyclists have experienced theft, and more than 70% say that secure parking is a major concern.

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To bridge this gap, Totem principal Manuel Mansylla, in partnership with the company's co-founder, developed the rugged, yet sophisticated, CUBIC prototype that could provide a cost-effective solution.

We are now working to secure locations to pilot the product, develop strategic partnerships with property owners and transit advocates, and raise venture capital to support the company's growth.

Totem has the right blend of expertise we need to help our company succeed. Their design capabilities matched with their industry connections and understanding of the way streets work offer a unique value proposition unmatched in the marketplace.
— Shabazz Stuart, CEO, CUBIC
Hello Alfred co-founders Marcela Capone and Jessica Beck All photos courtesy of Hello Alfred