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Bicycle racks between flower boxes

21 March 2007 - GroenLinks Zeeburg is studying the option of putting flower boxes around bicycle racks. The idea is that neighbourhood residents take care of the plants and keep an eye on the bicycles.

Early this year, a study commissioned by the municipality revealed that the shortage of bicycle racks is the most important problem Amsterdam cyclists want taken care of. The municipality will tomorrow open a new bicycle platform in the IJ, behind the Central Station (photo).

In Zeeburg, GroenLinks wants more bicycle racks on the streets, but hidden from view by flower boxes. The idea is that people living in the street adopt the boxes. This way, three objectives will be met, explains party leader Astrid Kuiper: more green areas, more space for bicycles and more social cohesion.

It is expected that the people who take care of the plants will get to know which bicycle belongs to whom, and that they will notice strangers fiddling with other people’s bicycles.

GroenLinks is currently looking for people who would like to adopt a flower box and asking them where they want it, for the initiative must come from below. When there is sufficient interest, the proposal will be put to the district council.


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