Amsterdam builds new underwater bike parking’s

Amsterdam builds new underwater bike parking's.
Amsterdam builds new underwater bike parking's. Photo by George-Khelashvili

Two new bicycle parking facilities built underwater open in Amsterdam  

The Netherlands has launched a new innovative solution to bicycle parking spaces, by building two such facilities underwater in Amsterdam.  

According to a report by Euronews on Thursday, January 26, both the parking’s have a combined capacity to hold over 11,000 bicycles.  

The launch of the facilities was done by Vivianne Heijnen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure who said, “What they have done very cleverly here is, build bicycle sheds underwater”. 

“Fortunately, we in the Netherlands have a lot of knowledge and expertise when it comes to water and we also make it possible to build in areas where you have a lot of water, such as underwater, which makes for optimal use of the space that you have in a small country like the Netherlands”, she added.  

Both the parking facilities are located near transport hubs in Amsterdam, where over 30% commuters arrive on their bicycles.   

Typical double-tiered bike tracks, found commonly across bike parking lots in the country, have also been installed to increase the capacity of the parking space.  

As per official reports, over a million bikes can be found in Amsterdam alone, as about 600,000 bike trips are made by people every day.  

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