Video: World's biggest cycle parking facility coming to the Netherlands - 12,500 spaces

How do you fit that many bikes into one location? This video of planned addition to Utrecht Centraal railway station gives the answer.

by Simon_MacMichael   June 20, 2013  

Utrecht Station Cycle Parking impression YouTube still

Utrecht Centraal railway station in the Netherlands is to get the world's largest cycle parking facility, with space for 12,500 bicycles.

Final plans for the scheme for the eastern entrance to the station have now been approved, with the facility opening in two phases - the first in 2016, with final completion two years later.

It will sit beneath a new square, closed to motorised traffic and lined with shops and cafes, and comprises three levels of cycle parking. A video has been released showing a CGI simulation, including how cyclists will enter and exit the new installation.

 

 

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Worst Mirror's Edge level ever.

posted by thelimopit [119 posts]
20th June 2013 - 20:08

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I didn't see any trains? Am I missing something? Apart from understanding Dutch.

posted by Canis Cibo [59 posts]
20th June 2013 - 21:41

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Canis Cibo wrote:
I didn't see any trains? Am I missing something? Apart from understanding Dutch.

Well, it's a project that will create the east station square, and next to the station rather than inside it.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8263 posts]
20th June 2013 - 22:07

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Here's an interesting angle on bike parking - an automated underground bike park in Japan - not sure how you get your bike back when the inevitable equipment failure occurs though !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcZSU40RBrg

Sudor

posted by Sudor [182 posts]
21st June 2013 - 0:00

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That'll be chaos when someone puts a strava segment in there!!! Wink

posted by CoolBeans [8 posts]
21st June 2013 - 7:56

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