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Parking systems

In the nineteen nineties extensive studies have been conducted into the quality of bicycle parking systems provided by manufacturers and importers. At that time there were numerous different types of racks and stands, but mostly similar in the low quality provided. Much has changed since, particularly thanks to the creation of Fietsparkeur: a hallmark for bicycle parking systems with requirements on ease of use, chances of damage and theft prevention ( Standards for bicycle parking systems Fietsparkeur); later the requirements have been slightly revised: Fietsparkeur updated!). The website of Fietsersbond displays all systems that have obtained Fietsparkeur: Survey of bicycle stands with Fietsparkeur (Overzicht van fietsrekken met Fietsparkeur).

Quite a lot of technological innovations can be distinguished in bicycle parking systems. In the simplest  category- but what is more important well-tried and well-performing - the multi-level racks with telescopic grooves are worth mentioning. In addition there are also mainly automatic compact parking facilities - thereby providing security at the same time. Bicycles are taken in and returned automatically and compactly stored. See a.o. the Bicycle mill (Fietsmolen) and the Bikedispenser (Eindhoven experiments in bicycle parking) .

Godfried de Graaff - dolte stedenbouw e.a. , Gemeente Utrecht
2010 Parking bicycles inside the Albert Heijn supermarket instead of in front. A red carpet marking the entrance to a bicycle parking facility. Or a car parking space transformed into a parking space for ten bicycles. Some of the many suggestions to be found in Inspiratieboek Fietsparkeren, by dolte stedenbouw as commissioned by Utrecht local authorities.
Dirk Ligtermoet , Fietsverkeer
2006 Eindhoven has two experimental bicycle parking systems: Lock'n'Go (secure bicycle racks; a success) and the Bikedispenser (car, secondary transport parking; no success as yet).
Annemiek Buwalda – Ecorys , Gemeente Amsterdam - Stadsdeel Centrum
2010 The test with 19 different types of bicycle stands on Raamplein in Amsterdam was concluded on December 31, 2009. For six months local district authorities encouraged anyone who was interested to test these bicycle stands regarding design, ease of use and use of inner-city space. Votes could be cast by means of the website. For a majority of the 256 voters the ‘staple’ turns out to be favourite.
Brochure 2002 Short guidelines particularly concerning types of bicycle parking facilities.