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Did You Know: More about bicycles

…that the Dutch not only lead the field in encouraging people to be green and use the humble bicycle, but also push the boundaries in finding creative ways to store them? One of the most common excuses used against hopping on a bike rather than into a car is that very few cities provide ample, secure parking for such a vehicle, let alone such a facility that’s also well designed.

In the Dutch city of Groningen this problem has been well and truly solved with the introduction of the Stadsbalkon. This is a space immediately outside Groningen Railway Station that forms a concrete balcony for pedestrian access only, below which sits a 4000 capacity bicycle parking facility. It’s a great idea, and has been beautifully executed. Why not build a personal bicycle haven in your own self-storage unit and make it that little bit easier to keep fit by using our safe, secure access.