The Action is part of a Global Project which plans to increase the capacity of the bike-parking areas near 47 railway stations in the Netherlands till 2030 and optimise their utilisation.
To complement this initiative, measures were agreed such as the piloting and roll-out of innovative, digital solutions to more efficiently and effectively use the available bike storage capacity.
The Action aims at implementing various innovative, digital and telematics orientated measures to make bike parking near train-stations and other major public transport hubs more efficient and effective.
The focus is on the introduction of new digital services and products, such as:
- effective enforcement and optimised occupancy (HBF Handhaven en Benutten Fietsenstallingen) systems in all bike storage locations;
- dynamic cycle parking guidance/direction system along the cycle lanes towards the cycle parking facilities;
- automatic checking in and out by means of chips placed on the bike, and 'fast lane' in and out check zones;
- improved 'last mile' part of cycle routes leading to cycle parking facilities including automated self-service registration and payment system.
The geographical scope of the Action is the urban nodes of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht.