02/2017 Workshop on Integration of Bike-Sharing Systems in Company-Related Transportation

In the framework of the “Smart Sustainable District (SSD)- Moabit” project, the nextbike GmbH and the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) at TUB organized a workshop focusing on the upper mentioned topic. On February,16th 2017 a diverse group of stakeholders including authorities (the Berlin Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection, District Authorities of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf and Steglitz-Zehlendorf), representatives of political parties (SPD), NGOs (VCD), Berlin Transport Authority (BVG), companies (BSR, AOK, mogool-Bikes, cargobike.jetzt, Team Red) and research institutes (TU Berlin, Innoz, German Institute of Urban Affairs-Difu) participated in the workshop. The potentials and challenges of using bike-sharing systems, E-bikes and cargo-bikes for company-related transports have been discussed with the participants. The workshop highlighted the benefits of such systems for the environment and personal health as well as possibilities of using them for medium distances and last-mile transports. On the other hand, the importance of communication with users and awareness-raising on these systems, integration of such systems in urban development plans, providing needed regulations and infrastructures (e.g. parking spaces), as well as relatively high cost of using such systems were identified as the main challenges that need to be addressed in future.

The evaluation of the workshop results as well as the presentations will be published by the end of March 2017 on the website of the Research Unit “Mobility and Space”.

For further information, please contact:

Arman Fathejalali, Deputy of the Research Unit “Mobility and Space”, Scientific Staff in SSD Project (fathejalali@ztg.tu-berlin.de)

Dr. Wulf-Holger Arndt, Head of the Research Unit “Mobility and Space” and Opportunity Lead “Low Carbon Mobility” (wulf-holger.arndt@tu-berlin.de)