The World’s Largest Bicycle Garage Opens in Utrecht

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Utrecht is a city in the central Netherlands that’s becoming famous for eco-friendly initiatives. Right now, the city is in the focus for getting the largest bike garage in the world.

It spreads on several levels and it’s recently been completed. The garage is designed by Ector Hoogstad Architects in collaboration with the Sant & Co and Royal Haskoning DHV. It can accomodate 13,500 bicycles (the city’s population is around half a million people). Until now, the largest bike garage with 6,000 spots was located in Tokyo.

A few weeks ago, the city of Utrecht hit the news thanks to one amazing initiative – 316 of its bus stops have received green roofs that are bee-friendly and have many benefits for the living environment. Green roofs on bus stops help capture dust, store rainwater, and cool down the environment. They are also a great boost for the city’s biodiversity.

We wonder what’s the next thing we’ll hear from this innovative and advanced European city!