In Utrecht, the Netherlands, more than 125,000 cyclists bike through the city center daily, far more than the bike racks can handle. The solution: a garage that treats bikes like cars. There are similar structures in other cities, but Utrecht's Stationsplein Bicycle Parking complex--located under the city's main transit hub--is more ambitious. There are digital signs that direct cyclists to spots as well as a 24-hour free-parking period. Once construction is complete next year, there will be space for 12,500 bikes, making Stationsplein the biggest garage of its kind.
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