The Netherlands has a new bicycle parking garage.
Utrecht Centraal station, now boasts the largest bicycle parking garage in the Netherlands. Currently 40 percent of passengers arrive with bikes in tow.
The Utrecht City Council proposed the garage in 2014 to remedy the unsightly, chaotic jumble of bikes literally piled outside of the station. The three-story subterranean facility is now open but only half complete. As of now, there’s room for an impressive 6,000 bikes. By the end of 2018, when the 184,000-square-foot garage is completed in its entirety, there will be room for 12,500 bikes. When that happens, the garage will properly clench “world’s largest” status. A title currently held by a 9,400-bike capacity automated parking garage located beneath Kasai Station in Tokyo.
Some worry that the 12,500-capacity garage in Utrecht may not be big enough to accommodate the sharply increasing number of Dutch cyclists.
Source: MNN – Mother Nature Network
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