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Photo listing : cycle parking (good practice)

The most recent photos are listed first. See also photomap view.

This listing only shows photos within a square radius of 30 kilometres of the centre of Assen.
Go to the national CycleStreets photo listings for photos beyond.

Sloping plaza on top of cycle parking at Groningen station

Cycle parking in front of Groningen station with a pedestrian plaza on top

Outdoor cycle parking at Assen station (there's secure indoor parking too).

Cycle parking at bus stop.

Informal cycle parking inside covered shopping mall.

Cycle parking at bus stop.

Secondary school cycle parking

Snow heaped high at the DIY in Assen. At least they've kept some of the cycle parking clear. These stands support bicycles very well, because they hold a good proportion of the front wheel. As they are of alternating heights they also al ... [more]

A small proportion of the cycle parking in Assen during the TT. This event brings over 100000 visitors to the city, where the usual population is just 65000. A large proportion of the visitors bring their bikes with them and like the locals ... [more]

Tulip bike racks. These are a very popular style of bike rack which properly support the front wheel of the bicycle, making loading easy, while also being compact and providing for additional locking of the frame.

Cycle parking inside Ikea in Groningen

Brand new cycle parking stands of a type quite popular in Assen, Netherlands. These are not the best variety as they don't also have a loop to tie to the frame. However, this is a low crime area and few people bother to lock their frames ... [more]

The excellent multi-storey bicycle park at Groningen Railway Station. Many bicycle saddles have received a rain cover with advertising.

At this school in Assen,. there are 850 cycle parking spaces for 725 students. The bikes show up very well on the google maps aerial photography. Try counting them. A very high quality cycle path leads from the school entrance to most ... [more]

Fairly typical street scene showing more cycle parking in Assen. The streets have an enormous amount of space for bicycles right outside the shops, cafes etc. Note also the blue right turn sign. This has an "except cyclists" sign underne ... [more]

There's an event on in Assen, so extra cycle parking has been provided and there is are yellow overflow cycle parking signs ([P] Fiets) installed on this and several other lamp-posts to point to the overflow cycle parking areas just outside ... [more]

Bicycles parked at the bus stop. Bus stops here always have bike parking provided. Bike + bus is quite a popular way to travel a longer distance than you might want to travel by bike alone. The bike path here is 4 m wide and the thin (cl ... [more]

Groningen Station has built some very nice cycle parking as seen in #12825 and #12826, but that hasn't stopped the requirement for yet more bikes to be parked at the station, so there are several areas that look like this.

Despite a brave attempt, as shown in #12825 and #12826, to provide a lot of really attractive cycle parking at Groningen station, they've still had to provide some extra less pretty parking around the corner Since this photo was taken, c ... [more]

A view of the inside of Groningen Railway Station cycle parking. This shows a very small section of the main covered parking area. See #12825 for a video showing more.

Groningen Railway station parking. Unlike in the photos from 10 years ago ( #9747 ), this now has the bikes undercover and has architectural features on the roof. Watch the video to see some of the bike parking. No bike is shown twice in th ... [more]

Cycle parking at the restaurant right next to the entrance. Also note the yellow box of tools available for use by cyclists which you can see a closer image of in #12781. The blue bike at the right in the parking is an OV-Fiets. OV stand ... [more]

Railway platform style bus stop arranged conveniently near the bike path. If you play the video you'll see the cycle parking provided for the bus stop. "Cycle and ride" is quite a popular way of commuting. You'll see that even on this co ... [more]

Another example of a company providing branded customer cycle parking outside their premises. In this case it's a central heating company. Like many of the other photos, this location now looks completely different to the google aeria ... [more]

Yet another shop with branded cycle parking outside. Retailers here in Assen seem to like cyclists. The car parking shown on Google's aerial photography doesn't exist any more.

Bikes parked near the Albert Heijn supermarket in Assen, including a rare MTB, but also more normal bikes. Watch the video to see some more of the bikes parked not just here but also inside the covered shopping area. There were plenty ... [more]

22nd of December. It's -5 C, but no-one's enthusiasm for cycling is damped too much by this. It's the last Saturday before Christmas. The racks in the city are all full, there are bikes parked everywhere other than the racks too and the ... [more]

It's the 21st of December, -4 C, about half past mid-day on a working day. The bike racks are more than full as usual. Watch this video to get an idea of how many cyclists you see here, even on cold days. The paths have, of course, all b ... [more]

Temporary bike parking stands which previously were deployed in a totally routine manner on a local building site so that workers could use them and now awaiting collection.

Bike parking on the other side of Assen railway station. There is a lot of bike parking here, just as there is everywhere else around the city. Also see #12021 for a view of the parking at the front side of the station.

Cycle parking at Assen station. There really are quite a lot of bikes here for a city of 63000 people. Play the video to get an idea of how many. Not all the bikes are in this park - there is another similar cycle park on the opposite side ... [more]

Cycle parking at a primary school. Run the video to see how much and where this is. Note that primary schools tend only to have a couple of hundred children who will almost certainly come from under a kilometre away. There are no wall ... [more]

New school in Kloosterveen outside Assen. Note the high quality of construction, including novel features such as a green roof. Also note how the cycle path leads directly to the cycle parking. The previous photo includes part of the run ... [more]

Bus stop with covered cycle parking behind in the wooden shed. It is very common for bus stops to have cycle parking, and on a work day they are very well used (this photo was taken on Sunday morning). This is part of a sequence of photo ... [more]

Excellent new cycle paths in a new housing estate providing for families to ride bikes with children in complete safety. The main cycle path is four metres wide. It is crossed by a 3 metre wide path with a 2 metre pavement alongside.

This photo has been superseded by the photo and video at #12360. Bikes inside a covered mall shopping area in Assen parked outside the Albert Heijn supermarket. No-one seems to mind bikes being ridden through here. They also don't wor ... [more]

A different style of bike parking. This rack grips the wheel but is not a "wheelbender" because it grips a larger proportion of the circumference of the wheel. There is an extra arm which holds bikes more securely and allows for locking. Al ... [more]

More of Assen's bikes by the Koopmansplein. Note that the "wheelbender" type of rack shown here is quite common but does not cause the problems you might expect due to being a little larger in size than often seen in the UK. It is qui ... [more]

Bikes parked next to the Koopsmansplein in Assen. There is a similar layer of bikes all around the plein as you can see if you look closely next to the ice cream stall at the far side. Some bikes are parked at stands, but while there are a ... [more]

Down a gentle slope at the biggest high-rise in Assen there is a good bike shop and watched cycle parking.

Is this enough cycle parking I wonder? See more recent photo / video at #12825

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