A trial project involving bike-sharing and scooter-sharing will run in The Hague from mid-March until the end of 2019. There are four companies renting out the bicycles and electric scooters.
Participating in a bike-sharing scheme is good for the environment. And you will always get a good bicycle!
Bike-sharing: how it works
You can rent a bicycle in the bike-sharing scheme using an app. You can use the app to unlock and relock a bicycle. You pay for the amount of time you rent the bike. The app contains the rules for The Hague and the spots where you are not allowed to park the bikes.
The rental session stops once the bicycle is returned to the correct spot. If the bicycle is not placed in the correct spot, you will pay extra money. The providers can see online where the bicycles are and whether they are standing still or in motion. If a bicycle is left standing in a wrong spot for too long, the provider will take the bicycle to a correct location.
Advantages of bike-sharing scheme
- By using the bike-sharing scheme, many people will no longer need a 2nd bicycle. About 45% of the spots in the bicycle parking facilities at the train stations are used by 2nd bicycles.
- The scooters are electric. This is better for the environment than, for example, a taxi.
Would you like to learn more about the bike-sharing scheme? Look at the website of the providers. You can register as a user and download the app. All questions, complaints and comments can be addressed to the providers.
Go About will rent out a maximum of 150 bicycles in the downtown area, the Beatrixkwartier and the Binckhorst.
Telephone number: (070) 201 10 12
Mobike will rent out a maximum of 500 bicycles in the downtown area and Beatrixkwartier.
Website: www.mobike.com or get in touch via Whatsapp: 06 – 43 84 29 38
Felyx will rent out a maximum of 200 electric scooters in area encompassing downtown The Hague to Scheveningen.
Telephone number: (085) 208 04 70
HTM will begin renting out a maximum of 500 bicycles in May 2019 and will focus on public transportation stops. Questions about bike-sharing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limiting the nuisance
The municipality has made agreements with the providers of the bicycles and scooters to prevent the bicycles from causing nuisance:
- The rules for parking the bicycles in the bike-sharing scheme are the same as for regular bicycles.
- Every provider will start out with a maximum number of bicycles or scooters.
- Every provider has fixed locations for picking up a bicycle or scooter and for dropping them off.
- The providers will ensure that the bicycles do not remain standing for long at spots where they are not being used.
Report an abandoned bicycle
Despite the agreements the municipality has made with the providers, the bicycles in the bike-sharing scheme can be left standing too long in the wrong place. These bicycles are clearly recognisable. Have you seen this type of bicycle standing unused in the wrong spot. Report it as an abandoned bicycle.