Pilot Scoozy with Foundation Elderly Welfare (EN)
Members of Foundation Elderly Welfare Spijkenisse tested the first prototype. Based on their feedback, a few have been performed and now Scoozy is ready to hit the road.
From Monday 10 August there will be Citysteps (electric scooters) in Roermond. 20 pieces distributed over the Stationsplein, the Market and at a specially equipped P+R at Hatenboer. The goal: to entice visitors to the city to complete the first and last part of the journey in a healthy and sustainable way.
Alternative to the car
Roermond is the first city in the Netherlands to use Citysteps for the ride to the city, the so-called ‘last mile’. “As Roermond Bereikbaar, we are always looking for smart alternatives to the car. In order to improve the accessibility of the city. The Citystep is part of the ‘Bicycle Summer’ campaign, which also includes the extra bicycle sheds and the bicycle street zone in the city center,” says Gerard Okhuijsen, program manager Roermond Accessible.
Trial lasts until mid-September
The trial with the Citysteps will last until mid-September. If successful, the pilot may be extended. The e-steps also offer extra options during the closure of the Louis Raemaekersbrug. During the weekend of 17 to 21 August, the crossing over the Maas is only possible by (moped) bicycle, scooter or Citystep. Motorists can make the switch from the P+R at Hatenboer.
Citysteps are the only e-step in the Netherlands to comply with the RDW quality mark. Citysteps can be rented per minute during the day from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. via a separate mobile app. More information: www.citysteps.app/roermond
The Citysteps pilot is an initiative of Roermond Accessible in collaboration with the municipality of Roermond. Citysteps is a Breda startup of 4 young entrepreneurs who provide the delivery of the 20 e-steps and the application. The collaboration between Roermond Bereikbaar and Citysteps was established by Mobilitylab, a mobility platform that connects startups and governments to come up with new solutions for mobility issues.