OV-fiets (public transport bicycle) In 2016, private individuals and business users taken together used the bicycle for over 2.4 million trips (2015: 1.9 million). From March 2016, passengers across the Netherlands were able to make use of the first 1,000 OV-fiets bicycles of the new type. Growth in the use of the OV-fiets continues unabated. Over the next three years, at least 1,000 new bicycles will be purchased every year on top of the current 8,500 bicycles. Since 2015, the availability of OV-fiets bicycles has been included in the Journey Planner, which means passengers can see in advance whether they can hire an OV-fiets.