The first part of a new underground bicycle parking garage has opened in Utrecht, Netherlands. For now the parking garage offers 6,000 spaces for bikes, though this will be upgraded to 7,000 by the end of the year.
The garage is open and guarded 24/7. The ‘bicycle-city’ has three floors and is located beneath the train station. Commuters can directly access the platforms from there. It is a joint project of the municipality of Utrecht, ProRail and NS (Dutch Railways).
The project is already the biggest of its kind in the Netherlands, and after expansion in 2018 it will offer spaces for 12,500 bicycles – making it the world’s biggest bicycle parking garage!