Bike Blockade! Cycle-Clogged Amsterdam Mulls Underwater Parking – 26 February 2015

RT logoWith the capital of the Netherlands struggling to accommodate over 880,000 bicycles in a city of 780,000 citizens, Amsterdam is considering underwater bicycle garages and other radical ideas to park its bikes.

With just 2,500 designated parking spaces available to handle the hundreds of thousands of bicyclists daily, the city has drawn up plans for a 7,000-space bicycle facility beneath its waterfront, as well as floating garages to meet the soaring demand for bicycle parking.

The new parking garage beneath the IJ, a lake in the center of Amsterdam which was formerly a bay, would connect via underground tunnels to major transportation hubs, like Central Station and the metro system.

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