The connected future of mobility
On Februari 14th Maurits Lopes Cardozo participated at the MaaS Summit -Mobility as a Service- at the Connekt & Dutch Cycling Embassy headquarters in Delft. Kaj Pyyhtiä, Chief Customer Experience Officer of MaaS Global revealed the philosophy of the Finnish startup Whim and the announcement that the first MaaS will start operation this year in the Netherlands -Amsterdam-. Bikeminded contributed to de discussion about the role of the bicycle in MaaS as a reaction to the presentations of Vialis (Willem Hartman) en Swapfiets (Steven Uitentuis). The bicycle will play a key role in MaaS systems in the Netherlands. The challenge is how to integrate the bicycle in the connected system of mobility providers. I predict we will need more share bikes in the Netherlands in the near future to answer to the big demand for bicycles by MaaS operators and users. Interesting developments!
Bicycle parking DOB-Academy
The DOB-Academy needs a solution for increasing numbers of parked bicycles around the monumental building in the city centre of Delft, the Netherlands. The DOB bicycle parking will help to promote bicycle use and to keep te surroundings free of randomly parked bikes. Bike-minded provided an analysis of possible scenario’s and how to integrate these with the beautiful monumental building. In the near future both employees and visitors will be welcomed with their bicycle by first class parking facilities.
Co-creation and design scenario’s
For the ‘Slim Licht’ (smart lighting) program the city of Eindhoven wants to realize an innovative lighting route in the neighborhood Eckart-Luytelaar. The aim of this project is to stimulate health and social interaction by making an activity route in co-creation with residents and other local stakeholders. Bike-minded teamed up with design researchers Otto Kokke and Marlies Bielderman to help Eindhoven with the co-creation and design scenario’s.