São Paulo, Brazil Will Soon Have a Free Bicycle Service Center by @globalsiteplans

São Paulo, Brazil has already surpassed 11 million inhabitants, and the issue of urban mobility is becoming increasingly relevant. While the fleet of cars in the city is growing three times faster than the population, congestion has set new records, and quality of life has worsened. In response to such aggravating circumstances, the capital has taken a series of measures to prioritize sustainable transportation, such as the deployment of lanes dedicated for bus use, and the expansion of cycling infrastructure. Part of the city’s efforts to support cycling is the Largo Bike, a sort of headquarters for cyclists. The site, which will begin construction next week, will have 102 parking spaces for bicycles, a BikeSampa station (a local bikeshare system), facilities for maintenance and repairs, a bathroom and a dressing room. And best of all, the center will be free to use and o...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/272911

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