OV-fiets

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OV-fiets
OV-fiets recycle Spoorparade.jpg
Overview
LocaleNetherlands
Transit typeBicycle sharing system
Number of stations252
Annual ridership4.2 million (2018)
Websitehttp://www.ov-fiets.nl/
Operation
Began operation2003
Number of vehicles20,500 (2018)

The Netherlands has a single nationwide bike sharing program, called OV-fiets, which means 'public transport bike'.[1] The system has 8500 bikes in 252 locations, mainly train stations, all over the country. Membership is required (annual fee €0.01, €3.85 per rental day) and can be combined with an OV-chipkaart. The program, which started on a small scale in 2003, has enjoyed a steadily increasing popularity with over 1.53 million rides registered in 2014. The nature of the Dutch bike sharing program differs from that of programs in other countries partly because the already high bike ownership of the population. Its interconnection with the public transport network allows it to fill the need of people who also want to continue traveling by bike from the station of their destination.[2]

Statistics[edit]

Year Locations Members Bikes Rides
2004[3] 70 11.000 800 100.000
2005[3] 84 20.000 1.300 189.000
2006[3] 101 30.000 2.500 250.000
2007[3] 140 43.000 3.000 335.000
2008[4] 182 51.000 480.000
2009[5] 200 67.000 4.500 670.000
2010[6] 226 85.109 5.000 850.136
2011[7] 230 100.000 6.000 1.000.000
2012[8] 240 140.000 1.225.000
2013[8] 250 160.000 1.335.000
2014[9] 252 180.000 8.500 1.530.000
2015[10] 277 177.000 1.900.000
2016[11] 290 200.000 8.500 2.400.000
2017[12] 300 500.000 14.500 3.200.000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cycling in the Netherlands"(PDF)(page 48). Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management)
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Bouwen aanaantrekkelijk OV. Retrieved 17 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Jaarverslag OV-fiets 2007Template:Dode link
  4. ^ Spectaculaire groei OV-fiets in 2008Template:Dode link
  5. ^ Gebruik OV-fiets meer dan verdubbeldTemplate:Dode link
  6. ^ Jaarverslag 2010, NS
  7. ^ Tweet Nederlandse Spoorwegen
  8. ^ a b Jaarverslag NS 2013
  9. ^ Jaarverslag NS 2014
  10. ^ Jaarverslag NS 2015
  11. ^ Jaarverslag NS 2016
  12. ^ treinreiziger.nl (2018-01-05). "Gebruik OV-fiets in 3 jaar verdubbeld". Treinreiziger.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-01-05.

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