With cycling becoming a big part of daily life in Utrecht so too is the need for people to find bike parking spots easily. First established in 2009 under the MIMOSA framework, portable bicycle facilities have been extremely successful in offering convenient, secure and free bike parking to cyclists and self-propelled vehicle users. They can be set up at times and hours when there is a demand for it and then taken away when demand is quieter freeing up space for pedestrians. New times and locations include Saturdays near the flower market and from Thursdays through till Sunday at the city square. In November and December a total of 6,445 bicycles were parked in the three mobile parking facilities; 2185 bicycles at the city square over 14 days (the other 15 days the square was used for festivities), 852 over 8 days at the flower market and at the third and longer existing spot 2808 bikes were parked over 14 days. Utrecht will continue to implement its bicycle parking action plan focusing on enforcing existing bike parking regulations whilst creating further mobile bicycle parking facilities. The city will continue to raise awareness and promote the measure among potential users and other target groups, and keep them informed about its progress and results.