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The world’s biggest bicycle parking is in Utrecht

Currently with a capacity of 6000 parking spaces, by late 2018 it will have enough space to house 12 500 bicycles

  • June 17, 2018 10:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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Bicycling has sharply risen in Dutch cities in recent years, with 40% of those arriving to Utrecht station coming by bike. The first phase of what will become the world’s largest bicycle parking garage has opened to the public in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Currently with a capacity of 6000 parking spaces, by late 2018 it will have enough space to house 12 500 bicycles. When completed, the garage and its surrounding area will contain space as many as 22 000 bikes.

Open 24 hours a day, the parking garage utilizes a digital system to help riders find their spots, powered by the chip-embedded card used for the city’s public transportation systems. Parking is divided into three levels: the top and bottommost will be used for day-time storage, while the middle floor will offer longer-term parking. A special area will offer space for unusual bike models, such as tandems or bikes with wider handlebars. The parking is free for up to 24 hours.

Source: Arch Daily



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