Sweden Will Have the Ultimate Apartment Complex For Bicyclists

by Nena Perry-Brown

A rendering of Cykelhuset

While European countries are known for being ahead of the curve when it comes to bike-friendliness, a new apartment building in Sweden continues to raise the bar.

As reported by Streetfilms, the seven-story apartment building designed by Hauschild + Siegel will provide a range of features to make a bicycle-only lifestyle as convenient as possible.

For example, there will be enormous delivery mailboxes to make it easier to shop online in lieu of running typically car-centric errands. The development will have a pool of wagon-sized cargo bikes that can be checked-out to accommodate multiple passengers or carry heavy loads. Oversized elevators with dual-side doors will make it easy to take your bike to and from your apartment, which will also has a space to park your bike in the hallway.

The building, located a short bike ride from the city-center train station, also offers residents a “mobility subscription” that gives credits to ride public transportation, access to carpools, and bike repair services. Residents will also be able to borrow commuter bikes that fold up.

While the apartments are on the upper levels, the main floor of the building known as Cykelhuset will have 31 lofts, each with separate entrances, and will function as a bike motel. Visitors will be given access to a borrowed bicycle upon arrival at the nearby train station.

As the tides of multi-family development turn increasingly toward car-free living, don’t be surprised to see similar amenities becoming more prevalent stateside in the near future.

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