Use of bike sharing service "OV-fiets" in the Netherlands 2003-2019

The OV-fiets, the bike sharing service offered by Dutch Railways, became increasingly popular in the Netherlands in recent years. In 2019, approximately 5.2 million trips were made with the shared bicycles. The platform has been enjoying steady annual increases in usage since its foundation in 2003. OV-fiets (loosely translated: public transport bicycle) is a bicycle sharing platform owned and controlled by the Nationale Spoorwegen (national railways), more commonly known as NS. There were around 300 OV-fiets stations in 2019, all located within train stations.

Number of shared "OV-fiets" bicycle trips in the Netherlands from 2003 to 2019

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2003 to 2019

Special properties

"OV-fiets" is a part of NS (Dutch Railways) and offers shared bicycles at depots next to important train stations. The bicycles can be returned at any depot in the same city where they were rented. Users subscribe to the service free of charge, but pay a fee per 24 hours of use.

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