Monday, 20 September 2010

Parking problems

A short little documentary about bicycle parking problems in the Netherlands.
Only in dutch, but the images are also quite telling for themselves.
The clue of the film is that cycling in the Netherlands has become so popular that there actually is a huge shortage of bicycle parking places, especially near railway stations as more and more people combine trains and bicycle when commuting.
A good thing ofcourse, but causing some new problems. Part of the problem can be solved by removing the so-called abandoned bikes, sometimes upto 20% of the total in the parking problems. Other part of the solution is to create more parking places underground, this ofcourse implies quite some investments but most of all, political will. We mentioned before that where there is a will, there should be cycle path. Now this should also be a bicycle parking place.

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