Cutting a ribbon is not unusual, but doing that with a huge pair of scissors is. Lot van Hooijdonk, the executive council member for sustainable mobility of the city of Utrecht, did have to focus, but she managed to skilfully … Continue reading Why did Utrecht open yet another giant underground bicycle parking garage?
Zwolle can be added to the list of Dutch cities with a large and beautiful modern underground bicycle parking garage. The facility right in front of the station building was opened on 4 December 2020. It has room to park … Continue reading New Zwolle station bicycle parking facility
billet en français The city of The Hague quietly opened the second largest bicycle parking facility in the Netherlands earlier today together with the Dutch Railways. The garage, at the city’s Central Station, has room to park about 8,500 bicycles … Continue reading A huge new bicycle parking garage in The Hague
Groningen station was one of the first to get a large bicycle parking garage. When it was opened in 2007, there was room for a little over 4,000 bicycles. At that time it was the largest bicycle parking garage in … Continue reading What’s the future for Groningen’s Station bike parking?
Billet en français The biggest bicycle parking of the world, in Utrecht, is now fully operational. Since Monday 19 August the garage at the central railway station has room to park over 12,500 bicycles. The first part of the garage … Continue reading Finally fully open: Utrecht’s huge bicycle parking garage
The Amsterdam Beursplein (“Stock Exchange Square”) has been restored in a beautiful way. The 1903 square had been used as car parking space until 1982, after which it had been a sea of parked bicycles. Now the square is clear … Continue reading An underground bicycle parking garage in Amsterdam
In June 2015 I showed you the bicycle parking facility in Delft that had just opened at that time. It is an integrated part of the railway station that was also new. It has almost 5,000 parking spots. I recently … Continue reading The Delft bicycle parking facility revisited
The city of ’s-Hertogenbosch wants to have fewer cars in its city centre. To achieve that goal the city built a large car parking garage at the edge of the city, where people can transfer from their private car to … Continue reading A new parking garage in ’s-Hertogenbosch
A third large new bicycle parking facility was opened last Thursday in Utrecht. It is also the third largest parking garage near the central railway station, with a capacity of 3,000 bicycles. The Knoop stalling bicycle parking facility was built … Continue reading A third big bicycle parking garage for Utrecht
The league of Dutch cities with a huge underground bicycle parking facility near their main train stations has grown again. Maastricht opened the latest bike parking garage on the first day of 2018. It has room to park 3,000 bicycles, … Continue reading New underground bicycle parking facility in Maastricht
“Where do people in the Netherlands park their bicycles at home?” asked one of the participants of the congress in Barcelona* that I visited last week. My answer was visually awe-inspiring. “It has been in the building regulations for over … Continue reading Home-side bicycle parking
Utrecht has opened –what will become– the largest bicycle parking facility in the world. The first 6,000 spaces can be used now, another 1,500 will become available by the end of this year and the full 12,500 spaces can be … Continue reading The biggest bicycle parking garage in the world