On behalf of a major regional transportation provider in the Netherlands, we established a bike-sharing system in Maastricht and Sittard-Geleen consisting of 300 bicycles distributed across 35 parking spots.
This bike-sharing initiative is a back-to-many system, meaning that the bikes need to be picked up and returned at fixed locations. However, the bike doesn't necessarily have to be returned to the same spot.
Usersof the system can use the bikes per minute by linking their bank account orcredit card. The app calculates the cost per ride and charges the user'saccount after returning the bike to one of the parking spots.
Special Features: Integration with MAAS App (Mobility-as-a-Service)
A MAAS pilot project is underway in the South Limburg region. Since the bikes from this project are located in public spaces, it was desired to make this service bookable through the MAAS app.
By using the TOMP API, we connected this app to the Glimble MAAS app. Glimble users can book and pay for a bike through the Glimble app, and then use the bike-sharing companion app to operate the lock.