Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Stockholm steps it up a notch

Stockholm city officials and architects have unveiled plans for a new parking garage catering exclusively to bicycles and their riders. With limited inner city space, Stockholm hopes to encourage ridership by creating something that caters to the needs of cyclists. “The city of the future is not one built around the car as a means of transportation,” says Roger Mogert, city planning commissioner for Stockholm. “This requires that we make it easier to travel by bike, and of course arranging for safe and efficient parking solutions is one step towards that goal.” Belatchew Architects, the firm tasked with the project, says the garage will have the capacity to hold as many as 700 bicycles. It’s located near a major train stop and was designed with all kinds of cyclist needs in mind. Instead of doors with handles, entrances slide open for easy access from the bike path or street. Plans also call for a bike repair shop and changing rooms where commuters can shower, get dressed for work and stow their helmets in lockers. Read on here.

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