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Old 11-24-21, 09:19 AM
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parking garage for 12500 bikes in holland

https://www.utrecht.nl/wonen-en-leve...te-ter-wereld/

thats a lot of bikes!
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Old 11-24-21, 09:54 AM
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Wow. You know you live in a cycling community when there's a purpose-built parking area like that. Smart. Easy-in, easy-lock, big wide "avenues" so multiple people can be transiting (in our out), keeps the bikes clean and dry, and I'm assuming it's likely to be monitored and possibly staffed.

Where I live, a person's lucky to find a two-up bike rack out in the rain within two blocks of where one needs to park.





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Old 11-24-21, 11:06 AM
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interesting standardization on the rear reflectors.
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
interesting standardization on the rear reflectors.
Reflectors or dyno tail lights?
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Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
interesting standardization on the rear reflectors.
Reflectors or dyno tail lights?
Germany requires non-blinking dyno tail lights on all bikes (other than racing bikes). Does Holland do the same?
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Old 11-24-21, 02:15 PM
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I wonder how they deal with things like thefts. I'm seeing a few bags left on those bikes.

Would they use some kind of a smart pass? Cameras + monitor the smart pass movement through doorways?
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I am also trying to imagine where one would put a bike garage like that. Perhaps near a tram station. University?
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Old 11-24-21, 08:21 PM
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Impressive looking. I haven't been to Holland in a while but the last time I stepped off the train in Amsterdam there was what looked like a regular parking garage filled with thousands of similar black bikes just put in side by side. Was impressive.
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Old 11-26-21, 10:39 AM
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I usually just keep the bicycle with me whenever I go shopping. But anyplace with a garage such as this surely must respect bicyclists. <3dream<3 I wish other places would get on board.
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Originally Posted by Nyah View Post
I usually just keep the bicycle with me whenever I go shopping. But anyplace with a garage such as this surely must respect bicyclists. <3dream<3 I wish other places would get on board.
Don't fool yourself, the Dutch respect bicycling but not necessarily the ownership status of bicycles; bicycle theft is a BIG problem in Amsterdam.
https://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/857-st...s-in-amsterdam
https://holland-cycling.com/tips-and.../bicycle-theft

Note that shoppers bringing their bicycle with them inside a retail establishment as theft protection method may be practical with a work staff tolerant of such a practice in combination with few people ever riding a bicycle to the store, that most definitely is not the case in Amsterdam.
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