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Largest Bicycle Parking Stationsplein in Utrecht in Netherland

Infra News - Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Netherlands fourth largest city Utrecht's bicycle parking facility Stationsplein’ has spaces for 12,500 bicycles, which makes it the largest in the world. The Municipality of Utrecht, ProRail and NS (Dutch Railways) jointly developed and manage the bicycle parking facility Stationsplein. The three parties collaboratively ensure an easy to get to and easily-accessible station with attractive, safe and better-utilised bicycle parking facilities around Utrecht.

Salient Features
12,500 spaces
1,000 OV-fietsen (public transport bicycles)
Safe, dry and right next to Utrecht Central Station
Open 24/7
Free parking for the first 24 hours
Check in with your OV-chipkaart

Unique: the only guarded parking facility in Utrecht where you can cycle through on a continuous cycle path, i.e. you can cycle in and out both sides
There is a one-way traffic system for cyclists with a 15 km per hour speed limit for safety reasons

Three floors: the lower and upper floors (level +1 and -1) are for day-parkers and the ground floor (level 0) is for people with subscriptions. You can easily access the platforms or the bus or the station hall towards 'Hoog Catharijne' from the bicycle parking facility

Architect: Ector Hoogstad Architecten
Contractor: BAM
Constructor: Royal HaskoningDHV
Installation advisor: Royal HaskoningDHV
Lighting advice: ARUP
Building management: BBN
Landscape architect for the square above: Buro Sant en Co

Construction facts
The facility's gross floor space is 21,373 m2
Sheet piles 10,000 m2
Piles 25,000 m
Earth moved 51,000 m3
Concrete 17,500 m3
Reinforcement 2,615 tons
Prefab columns 232 units
Prefab stairs and landings 52 units
Timber frame construction walls 2,227 m2
Metal cassettes 4,389 m2
Wooden slats against wall 4,035 m2
Screed floors 16,000 m2
Plastic floor finish 16,000 m2
3 glass houses with staircases

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Posted By : Ratan Singh on Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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