Shared bikes: an ideal combination with public transport or a P+R
Maastricht is a compact city. You can easily hop on a shared bike to cycle those last kilometres from the station to your final destination. Shared bikes are also a quick, cheap, and eco-friendly way to travel to your destination from one of the low-cost parking locations on the outskirts of the city. Arriva has shared bikes in ten locations, and the Dutch Railways (NS) hires out ‘OV-fietsen’ (public transport bicycles) at their stations.
- Rent by personal OV-chipkaart. In order to use a bike, you must have a season ticket. You can easily arrange this free season ticket online, and link it to your OV-chipkaart.
- Using an OV-fiets costs € 3,85 per 24 hours. After 72 hours you pay an extra € 5,- every 24 hours.
- The bikes can be found at several train stations in Limburg.
Bicycle-sharing scheme Arriva
As of 1 September, Arriva's shared bikes can be found at ten fixed locations. In the near future, the system will be expanded to 25 locations with a total of 250 blue shared bicycles.
The new locations for shared bikes include Koningin Emmaplein square, Onze Lieve Vrouweplein square, Vissersmaas, Stadspark city park, Fort Willemweg, etc. The bicycle racks and the shared bikes will be installed in phases from the end of September. The new locations will be added as soon on the arriva.nl/deelfiets website and in the Hello-bike app as they are ready for use.
Cycle for as little as €1
Use the Hello-Bike app to use the shared bike. Each bicycle has a QR code on it that refers you to this app on Google Play or on the App Store. After you have registered, you can easily rent a shared bike which can be opened with a Bluetooth lock. The user pays for the duration of their use of the bike. As soon as the bike is put into an official rack for shared bikes, the payment will stop. The first 20 minutes of cycling start at €1.