This is so delightfully Dutch: bikes, technology and earnestness.

From NL Cycling: 

Bicycle Parking Guidance System in Utrecht

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The system guides cyclists coming from all directions into the city centre to 6 of the 17 municipal bicycle parking facilities (4 of which are pop-up parking facilities that operate at peak hours only) …

The system will also ‘learn’. After a while there should be sufficient data to help predict when a parking facility is reaching its limit. When that happens the most distant signs can indicate beforehand that the facility will be full once a cyclist has cycled the distance to that facility.

The data is also stored for management information. The city can adjust its pop-up facility policies based on figures provided by this system. So the facilities are there when and where they are needed most.

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