Removing Auto Parking Does Not Always ‘Free Up Space’

Background Reading

Summary

Tilburg central station in the 1960s shortly after it was built. Note that the road in front of the station has no separated cycleways. They are there now.

Tilburg central station in the 1960s shortly after it was built. Note that the road in front of the station has no separated cycleways. They are there now.

What does the place look like today?

The former location of the bicycle parking racks was on street-level. This is the location where the underpass entrance will be, so the racks had to go.

The former location of the bicycle parking racks was on street-level. This is the location where the underpass entrance will be, so the racks had to go.