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Portable Bike Parking Facility Measure Expands

Author: CIVITAS Support
Posted on: Friday, March 23, 2012 - 11:22
Utrecht , MIMOSA

Utrecht is stepping up action on its portable bike parking measure with the launch of two more portable bike parking facilities in the centre of the city during peak periods.

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.

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