A substantial group of children in the Netherlands does not have a bike. As a result, these children are limited in their social functioning. The ANWB therefore asks anyone who has a usable bike in storage for a child aged ten years in storage, to report them. You can register via website www.anwb.nl/kinderfietsenplan. ANWB volunteers pick up the bikes at their homes and make them suitable for a second life.
In the Netherlands, an estimated 60,000 children live below the poverty line. The ANWB has investigated that one in eight children knows a child without a bike. This is twice as common in the western part of the Netherlands compared to the southern part. Approximately six out of ten children find it a great problem not having an own bicycle. For more than half of the children between 13 to 15 year of age (53%), this means that they are no longer able to go to their current school. Neither can the go to play with their friends.