The city will create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030.

Amsterdam is currently tackling a problem most cities can only dream of having: they are officially run out of spaces to park its bicycles. There are 880,000 bikes that travel and park along its canals every day, But now the city is facing a logistical crisis.

A massive 57 percent of Amsterdammers use their bikes daily, but parking has become a huge problem. In an effort to deal with the problem, Amsterdam is planning to create 40,000 new bike parking spaces by 2030. The city has announced plans to build a massive underground garage for 7,000 bikes near the central train station and total of 21,500 new bike spaces around the station by 2030.

Parked bikes are such a problem there that the city had to remove 73,000 improperly parked bikes from the streets, at a cost of 50€ to 70€ per bike to remove them. Owners then have to pay 10€ to 12€ to retrieve them from the pound.

Dec. 2, 2015 Living photo: Profimedia

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