I can’t wrap my feeble American brain around this massive bike parking garage in the Netherlands

Petra Appelhof

Today, I was nearly killed no less than three times while biking from my apartment in Brooklyn to my office in Lower Manhattan. But don’t worry! This is pretty normal for America’s largest city, where a staggering 19 cyclists have been killed in just 2019 alone.

So you can imagine my bafflement when I finally sat down at my desk, sweaty and stressed out from my close brushes with death, and the first thing I see when opening up Twitter was this video of a newly finished bike parking garage in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

Serene images of row after row of double-decker bike racks, with space for 12,500 (!) bicycles,…

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