Amsterdam opens the world's first underwater bicycle parking garage
In Amsterdam more than 60% of its citizens use bicycles as a means of transport and this has been causing parking problems in the city for years. Its streets and parking lots need new spaces where more bicycles can be parked, and several important infrastructures are being built for this purpose. The next one to open will be this underwater parking lot, which will be inaugurated on January 26th.
Amsterdam's new underwater bicycle parking facility will be the first of its kind in the world and the largest in the city with 7,000 parking spaces
This bicycle parking started to be built in 2019 in front of Amsterdam Central Station and under the waters of the canal named after the station. A great work of engineering that seems even more incredible if we see it from the prism of any country with less cycling culture than the Dutch.
The parking will be inaugurated on January 26th and will have capacity for 6300 bicycles for private use and 700 for shared use. The parking will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be free for the first 24 hours of parking and then will be priced at €1.35 for each additional day that the bicycle remains there.
In this first video you can see how the parking lot was built.
And in this one you can see the inside of the parking lot once it is finished and ready to start working.
This new parking lot will be the largest in the city and soon boats will begin to sail over the thousands of bicycles parked there.