Planning, Regulations and Standards
Rail Station Bike Sharing
The provision of shared bikes for short term hire at rail stations is part of a much larger, growing network of bike sharing provision currently taking off across many cities. Having bikes available at rail stations makes the last mile of trips easier to complete for visitors and commuters, as well as managing the demand for people actually taking their bikes on trains with limited space to complete their journeys. Bike share can make the whole transport system work better.
Linking bike and rail
Handshake will spread knowledge on how national bike share schemes can be best deployed at rail station using examples such as OV-fiets in the Netherlands.
Cities using this solution
The Dutch Rail service introduced about 15 years ago a national bike-sharing at train stations, called OV-fiets ('public transport bike'). Train passengers use this bike for the last mile. It is widely used and very popular for business and social visits, but this bike is also used for recreational purposes. All large train stations in Amsterdam are renting OV-fiets.