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

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.

 

 

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.

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thelimopit [139 posts] 2 years ago
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Worst Mirror's Edge level ever.

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Canis Cibo [72 posts] 2 years ago
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I didn't see any trains? Am I missing something? Apart from understanding Dutch.

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Simon_MacMichael [2449 posts] 2 years ago
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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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Sudor [186 posts] 2 years ago
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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

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CoolBeans [9 posts] 2 years ago
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That'll be chaos when someone puts a strava segment in there!!!  3