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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (14 April 2000)–The City of Amsterdam is looking to invest in a network of bicycle windmills: automatic underground bicycle stalls. Each windmill has room for 100 bicycles. Only the entrance is above ground, and a locker will be designated for each bicycle. The user of the locker will pay with a so-called chip, […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (14 April 2000)–The City of Amsterdam is looking to invest in a network of bicycle windmills: automatic underground bicycle stalls. Each windmill has room for 100 bicycles. Only the entrance is above ground, and a locker will be designated for each bicycle. The user of the locker will pay with a so-called chip, or debit, card. Once paid, the bike windmill will rotate until the designated locker appears, at which time the bike can be removed. No date was given as to when the windmills would be constructed. The plan currently only exists on paper. (JW)

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