The transport sector accounts for a large share of emissions and resource consumption in our city. In order to noticeably change mobility in Aachen, the Mobility Broker, the “Aachen Mobility Platform” exists in Aachen. It is the first platform in all of Germany on which different types of mobility can be booked under one user account. One of the new mobility types will be electric scooters (cf. Vespa model). Others will follow.
Currently, many of the main traffic arteries in Aachen are heavily frequented by cars and often overloaded. It is a similar situation with the parking spaces within the city. Public transport is only suitable to a limited extent to meet individual transport needs and to reduce the number of trips by car. E-scooters can reconcile both goals: flexible, individual mobility while reducing the number of inner-city car trips.
For the most comfortable user experience, the e-scooters will be offered in a free-floating model in Aachen. This means that the scooters can be parked freely in the city area. The scooters can be found via app and can be conveniently booked and opened via mobile phone. Helmets can be taken from a helmet box that can also be operated digitally. After the ride, the scooter can be parked anywhere within the city in compliance with road traffic regulations. The normal rules of the road traffic regulations apply to driving an e-scooter. A class B driving licence is required to drive a scooter. The minimum age is 18 years.