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Manila Bulletin mb.com.ph 26 Jan, 2023 00:45 am

Amsterdam unveils its largest bike garage. It’s underwater – Manila Bulletin

Amsterdam unveils its largest bike garage. It’s underwater – Manila Bulletin

The shelter is constructed beneath the Open Haven Front, an access tributary to the city’s IJ river, and will be followed by another next to the IJ itself that will open in February.“Together the shelters will be the largest in the city,” the Amsterdam municipality said, with the Open Haven Front storage able to take 7,000 bicycles and the IJ-side site around 4,000.Construction started in 2019 and involved draining part of the Open Haven Front next to Amsterdam Central Station.A time-lapse video posted by the Amsterdam municipality showed how the water was pumped out, the structure built and the area eventually reflooded.

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Plagued by ever-shrinking space to park its hundreds of thousands of bicycles, Amsterdam opened Wednesday the first of its largest-ever bicycle parking complexes, built underwater in a pioneering engineering project.There are an estimated 900,000 bicycles in Amsterdam with some 625,000 trips made daily, according to the city’s 2021 Bicycle Monitor plan — and finding proper parking has long been a headache.

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