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Design Responses > About Parking Facilities > Case Studies >
Transport Interchange
Locker Secure Bicycle Shed
(Amsterdam NL)

An underground bike parking facility serving the railway station Amsterdam Zuid transport interchange. The facility provides parking for an average of 2000 cycles. Access is via a luggage escalator from the square. Parking furniture is 2 tier. Parking is charged for at a rate of €0.50 per day or an annual fee of €55. Users can park for as long as they wish.

The city of Amsterdam

Designer / Architect
M/V Architecten

Cost of provision
€4.4m + annual maintenance cost of €250,000.

• Functional, basic and inexpensive
• The ‘Locker’ bike parks offer a simple and convenient parking service
• Raffle ticket systems and attendant help improve security service and inbuilt shops

• The furniture provided works for 90% of the users, but would create problems for those who don’t have integrated locks and who need to lock both wheels and the frame to the stand to be secure
• Also the furniture provided does not work for carrier cycles, mountain bikes and tricycles
• Some people continued to fly park above the facility – even when it was available free of charge – indicating that for some, dismounting and going into a bike park is too much of an effort for them

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