Amsterdam is a beautiful capital in Holland with a population of approximately 790.000 inhabitants. Moreover, about 4.5 million tourists visit the capital annually. With all the beautiful history, museums and architecture you might miss what is rotten in Amsterdam (retrieved from: https://www.amsterdamtourist.info/about-amsterdam/).
The Nightmare in Amsterdam
With a population of 790.000 inhabitants and about 880.000 bicycles, the parking situation is under pressure. Right now, a nightmare is hunting the inhabitants of Amsterdam – Amsterdam is running out of room for the many bicycles. To reduce the pressure even ferries had to come into use.
Just take a look at the video below (retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFPVZIgqYsU).
Parking Is Not the Only Problem
It is estimated that each year approximately 100.000 bicycles are stolen in Amsterdam. The Dutch cycling association has concluded that 45 percent of bicycles that are stolen in Amsterdam are taken near the owners home. 20 percent are stolen in the city centres and only 18 percent are stolen at the train stations (retrieved from: https://www.iamexpat.nl/expat-info/dutch-expat-news/how-not-get-your-bike-stolen-netherlands).
As Amsterdam is in abundance of bicycles, the city has planned to excavate a bicycle garage with room for 7,000 bicycles. Another initiative is two new floating islands with space for up to 2000 bicycles each (retrieved from https://inhabitat.com/amsterdam-is-out-of-bicycle-parking-spaces-so-its-building-40000-more/).
We are very excited to follow this development. And Amsterdam, we are right here if you are interested in saving 40% space at your bicycle parking areas.