New Bicycle Parking for Copenhageners

| January 13, 2015
Image: COBE and Gottlieb Paludan Architects

Image: COBE and Gottlieb Paludan Architects

After four years of construction, Copenhageners can finally start using the new “bicycle beds” at Nørreport Station.

On January 10, Copenhageners gathered to take in the new urban space around one of the major transport hubs in Copenhagen: Nørreport Station. The station has been under reconstruction since October 2011 causing quite a few annoyances for all road users although cyclists have been allowed to pass at all times. But now, the new station is finally finished. Train passengers can look forward to cleaner and better ventilated platforms, cyclists can look forward to an increased number of new bike racks, and in general, all passers-by can look forward to an improved urban environment with room for more outdoor for restaurants, street vendors etc.

The new bicycle parking facilities have space for around 2,100 bicycles (200 more than the old facilities). The bike racks are placed in the so-called “bicycle beds” which are 20-30 cm lower than the rest of the surface to maintain a good overview of the new square. The bicycle beds have been place in accordance with cyclists’ desire lines to ensure easy access and use.

Read more about project New Nørreport here.

Want to know more about the dos and don’ts of bicycle parking?

Download the Danish Cyclists’ Federation’s Bicycle Parking Manual, or read more about other Danish bicycle parking projects here.

Category: Bicycle Parking

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