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New Handshake handbook on improving inner-city cycle parking

Author: Richard Adams
Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2021 - 08:56

Amsterdam is the only capital city in the world with more bicycles than inhabitants. That poses a question though: how to provide parking for all of these bikes?

A new handbook from the City of Amsterdam for the CIVITAS Handshake project reveals the city’s approach to doing so.

It has a particular focus on busy inner-city areas, where there is not always enough public space to facilitate parking.

To change this, the city developed a seven-step approach. This starts with optimising use of existing parking facilities in busy areas, followed by adding facilities at ground level. After this come another four steps: these can end with building large indoor parking facilities with 2,000 to 7,000 spaces at train stations and near large entertainment venues.

Through a combination of new parking facilities , on-the-spot communication, and a variety of other engagement measures, Amsterdam hopes to encourage to proper bicycle parking throughout the city and free up space in busy inner-city areas.

Read the handbook here to discover more on these best practices and the seven-step approach explained in more detail for all cities to follow.

Read its Handshake city page to discover more on what it has done in the project.

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