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Future Cities And Biking
Cities are realising the importance of investing in Bicycle infrastructure as many cities aim to become the best bicycling cities of the world.

In Europe, Copenhagen is one the best places for cyclists in the world and is considered as cyclists paradise after the introduction of Cycle Snake in 2014. 

In Asia, Tropical cities like Singapore also has a National Cycling Plan that increases connections between residential communities.  The cycling infrastructure is well developed in residential neighbourhoods of Tampines and Ang Mo Kio. Tampines is Singapore’s first neighbourhood to have a cycling path network that connects residents to nearby amenities, while the Centre for Liveable Cities is currently undertaking a collaborative research project with the Urban Land Institute to generate ideas for a “model town for everyday walking and cycling”, with Ang Mo Kio as a study area.


The data of bikes in Copenhagen City : 
-Percentage of city dwellers that commute on Bicycle : more than 50%
-Percentage of people who start their commute outside the city to arrive to work : 40%
-5 times as many bicycles as cars, 400 km of cycle lanes, more than 700000 bicycles for a population of about 600000.
- 95% of cyclists are happy with conditions for cyclists overall, 29% are satisfied with cycle-parking facilities down from 40% in 1996.
- About 12000 people are moving to the city, while only 7000 new cycle parking spaces have been created over the period of 8 years (2007-2015)
- Existing parking spits : around 55000 (in 2015) - Estimated demand for parking spots : 20000 (as of May 2015)

Demand for bike parking could be modelled realtime and correlated to weather and related aspects to project the occupancy realtime. Adhoc solutions like the Pittsburg Container bike Parking (in United States) could be designed and implemented at many places. Technology aided design to accommodate maximum number of bikes in this design would be an optimal solution. 
Some of the example for data for parking spots are available from the city administration of Copenhagen, to arrive at accurate demand for occupancy of the bike parking spots using data driven by technology:  
1. http://www.data.kk.dk/dataset/trafiktal
2. http://www.data.kk.dk/dataset/parkeringspladser