The 200000th new cycle parking stand due to this programme has just been installed in Hardenberg. It's coloured gold. The 200000 are made up of 157000 unwatched stands, 30000 watched places and 13000 cycle lockers.
60000 more cycle parking spaces at railway stations will be installed by 2012, and ProRail promises to keep up a rate of building 25000 new spaces per year at least until 2020.
The result is that the entire country has an enormous ratio of bicycle parking spaces available to the population of the town in which they exist.
|Some of the cycle-parking at Assen railway station, expanded under this scheme.|
Read all stories on this blog about railway station cycle parking.
The cycle stand shown at the top is a "Tulip" design. These are the very best cycle-stands. Read why in a previous blog post previously.