The Insightful Troll

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Amsterdam Centraal Bicycle Garage

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An amazing new bicycle park in Amsterdam Centraal. Spaces for 7,000 bicycles - cost is free for 24 hours and then 1.25 euro per 24 hours after that.

As a New Jersey commuter that takes the NJTransit into NYC Port Authority - it is embarrassing that a bicycle parking garage is more sophisticated and human friendly than the largest bus terminal in the United States. To people living in the US, something like this is unimaginable.

We Americans loath any from of personal powered transportation - and our waistlines are evidence of that. American cities are not designed for pedestrians or bicycle riders. They are designed for cars. Walking / bicycling in US cities is like playing a Hunger Games inspired version of Frogger - may the odds be ever in your favor.