Friday, July 6, 2012

Freiburg - two bicycle parking tales


Mobile is the "bicycle parking station and environmentally friendly mobility centre", between the station and the Blue Bridge.  There are 1000 secure bicycle parking spaces (cost 1), a bicycle tube vending machine, maps, bicycle rental, bike tours, bike maintenance, car-share, and train tickets and trip planning.  And a cafe.

Blue Bridge on the left, station to the right of the building (out of view)

Yes, it's a solar panel

Ticket machine and entry

Double decker bike parking

Tube vending machine just outside

Bike parking for shops

When a developer built this shopping centre at Rotteckring/Fahnenbergplatz near the centre of Freiburg, the traffic engineers told them it wasn't a good idea to put the bike parking in the basement.  Recently, the shops asked the council to remove the car parking, and they paid for bicycle parking to be installed, including some "wide bays" for bikes with trailers or tandems.  
Shops - now with bike parking out front rather than car parking
Reserved for tandems and bikes with trailers ("Anhänger")


At November 9, 2015 at 4:10 AM , Blogger Lizzie Toole said...


Great blog! I am currently working on the exhibition Cycle Revolution which will open at the Design Museum, London on 18 November until June 2016. In one section of the exhibition we are featuring images that demonstrate developments in bike infrastructure and culture from around the world. One of the cities we are representing is Freiburg and we are very keen to include one of your photographs of 'Mobile'.

If this is of interest to you, do please get in touch.

Many thanks and best wishes,


At June 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Copenhagen Bike Rental said...

christania’s “cykeludlejning” bikes are rolling across the city. The system, less than a year old, is funded by christania’s municipal government. It is currently only in one of christania’s 22 administrative districts. Although a 2nd generation system, there are 12 “Houses” in this district, each with around 40 bikes. The yearly subscription cost is the equivalent of $2 US, and allows the use of a bike for up to four hours at a time. In less than a year, there have been 6,000 subscriptions sold. There are larger 3rd generation systems in the world, which do not have a subscription to bike ratio as big as that.


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