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Netherlands Famed Largest Bicycle Parking Facility in the World

Infra News - Published on Wed, 21 Aug 2019

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KHL reported that famed for its flat landscape, perfect for cycling, the Netherlands has completely opened the largest bicycle parking facility anywhere in the world in the city of Utrecht. The facility has 12,500 spaces over three floors for bike parking which are open 24/7. The first 24 hours of parking completely free. The Municipality of Utrecht, ProRail and NS (Dutch Railways) jointly developed the facility employing Dutch contractor BAM and will continue to manage the multi-storey known as Stationsplein over the coming years. The decision to build such a facility was taken as part of a strategy in which hundreds of millions of euros will be used to improve cycling infrastructure across the Netherlands.

Stientje van Veldhoven, junior infrastructure minister, said that “We are striving to make it [the Netherlands] a cyclists’ paradise and there’s still much to be done. I’d like us to make better use of what I call this secret weapon against congestion, poor air quality in cities and climate change that is also good for your health and your wallet.”

Project 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 tonnes
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 : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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