As cities all over the world attempt to better integrate the bicycle, Amsterdam acts as an example of a how a city might function should it achieve that goal – and it’s not all good. Bicycle use is so popular in the Dutch capital that abandoned bikes in the city centre are starting to become a problem – an urban challenge almost unique to Amsterdam.
With the average Amsterdammer owning 1.5 bicycles, it’s inevitable that many aren’t being used. In fact, 15% of all bikes parked outside are believed to be unused, with 60% of all unused bicycles parked in the city centre.
The City of Amsterdam is attempting to raise awareness of the issue, starting with this enormous sculpture made up of 200 abandoned bicycles. Displayed during March 2011, this maze of bicycles acts as a strong visual reminder of the problems abandoned bikes create for the city.
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