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Not Just Bikes


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Social Studies, Civics, Engineering

Resource Type

  • Videos, 7 minutes, 54 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus



YouTube Video

Underground Bicycle Parking Is Amazing

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  • This video is about the recent surge in underground bicycle parking infrastructure in the Netherlands. 
  • Students will learn about the benefits, challenges, and considerations for city planners in developing these bicycle parking systems. 
Teaching Tips


  • It shows images of the different parking systems, which can help students visualize the benefits as well as potentially unforeseen challenges.
  • The video addresses the challenge of behavioral change and how to incentivize people to use the new infrastructure, which might be less convenient than parking illegally outside.

Additional Prerequisites

  • There is an ad before the video.
  • Students should understand why increased bike access is beneficial to the health of the community and planet.


Scientist Notes
This resource is an 8-minute video that explores the concept of underground bicycling parking predominant in the Netherlands and some other European cities. Advantages (including fewer bike parking and the congestion this creates) and challenges (such as getting the public invested and finding the most efficient designs) are presented. This is an interesting resource that demonstrates possible alternatives to bike parking and trails in many towns and cities. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science
    • ETS1: Engineering Design
      • HS.ETS1.3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
  • Social Sciences
    • Economics: Microeconomics/Decision-Making (9-12)
      • HS.13 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.
    • Geography (K-12)
      • HS.44 Assess how changes in the environmental and cultural characteristics of a place or region influence spatial patterns of trade, land use, and issues of sustainability.
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