A City with too many bicycles – Amsterdam’s unique problem

I think those of us from Africa know that this  problem is not likely in African cities?- by Joe Peach of thisbigcity

A City with Too Many Bicycles – Amsterdam’s Unique Problem

As cities all over the world attempt to better integrate the bicycle, Amsterdam acts as an example of a how a city might function should it achieve that goal – and it’s not all good. Bicycle use is so popular in the Dutch capital that abandoned bikes in the city centre are starting to become a problem – an urban challenge almost unique to Amsterdam.

With the average Amsterdammer owning 1.5 bicycles, it’s inevitable that many aren’t being used. In fact, 15% of all bikes parked outside are believed to be unused, with 60% of all unused bicycles parked in the city centre.

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