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Chaos predicted at new library

7 July 2007 - Cyclists’ organisation Fietsersbond warns for a chaotic situation at the new public library at the Oosterdokseiland, which opened today, because their is no room to park bicycles.

It has been decided to place very few bicycle racks on the streets and to build an indoor bicycle shed instead. However, the shed is not yet finished. This will likely lead to chaos comparable to the situation in front of the Bijenkorf on Saturday afternoons, the Fietsersbond warns on its newly designed website.

In addition, it is unclear who will operate the bicycle shed and whether cyclists will have to pay to use it. It is unlikely that visitors are willing to pay to park their bicycle for the half hour they spend at the library, according to the Fietsersbond, which states that it has raised the issue with the municipality over a year ago.

The municipality wants to promote the use of bicycles. According to a study published in January, cyclists say the most important aspect that needs improving is the lack of bicycle racks, especially in the inner city.

However, a planned bicycle shed at the Muziekgebouw aan het IJ has not yet been finished, and no facilities have been planned at the new Van den Ende theatres at the Marnixstraat and the Zuidas, the Fietsersbond says.


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