Great results from our project "Bicycle parking 2.0" we did with Siemens for the Dutch Railways company (NS).
On Monday, February 4, State Secretary Stientje van Veldhoven paid a short working visit to the self-service bicycle parking facility of ProRail and NS Stations at Zwolle station. NS Stations had good news: travelers are more satisfied with self-service bicycle parking. In 2018 almost 89% of the travelers gave a 7 or higher to self-service bicycle parking. In 2017 that was still 83%. And in 2016 with the old grating fence that was 75%.
More satisfied travelers also lead to better use of the parking facility
In Zwolle, the occupancy of self-service bicycle parking rose enormously: an increase of no less than 161% compared to 2015! The state secretary also informed about the possibilities for public transport bicycle in self-service bicycle parking. Now passengers still pick up the key of the public transport bicycle from a key dispenser in self-service bicycle storage. The public transport bicycle will soon have a smart slot and passengers will be opening the public transport bicycle with their OV-chipcard. The first tests will start soon.
About IP Parking
IP Parking is a Dutch developer and manufacturer of web-based PARCS hardware, software and applications.
IP Parking's installed base currently consists of 700 installations in Western Europe, the Middle East, Australia and North America. Early 2017 IP Parking opened its US subsidiary in New York City.