Tag: bikes

Beursplein to get underground bicycle parking garage

Amsterdam bicycles The willy-nilly parking of bicycles on Dam Square, Beursplein and surrounding areas will soon be a thing of the past, as far as Amsterdam’s city planners are concerned.

The latest version of the city’s ‘Red Carpet’ project includes plans for an underground garage for 1100 bicycles, to be contructed at Beursplein.

Amsterdam: Fishing for a bike

Amsterdam canal bike fishing Even Amsterdammers sometimes need to be reminded that anything parked too close to a canal could end up in it…

Amsterdammer and bicycle enthousiast Marc van Woudenberg says, “I witnessed a bicycle getting blown into the canal by the wind. My friend Suze and I ventured outside to salvage it, here’s what happened.”

Amsterdam tourists on bikes ‘not dangerous’

Amsterdam bicycles Amsterdammers on bicycles are more dangerous than bike-riding tourist, says an Amsterdam police spokesperson.

“They leave home five minutes too late only to try and catch up along the way.”

Not all Amsterdam locals agree that cycling (or walking) tourists are not dangerous in traffic.

Should beer bikes be banned from Amsterdam’s city center?

Beer party bike, Amsterdam The municipality of Amsterdam is researching whether it is legally possible to ban so-called ‘beer bikes’ from its city center, a spokesperson for aldereman Hans Gerson has announced.

The pedal-powered bars, at which ten to seventeen people drink beer while biking their way through Amsterdam, have been involved in several recent accidents.