Berlins public transportation systems are considered to be one of the best in the world. The city is efficiently connected through the U-Bahn (underground or subway), the S-Bahn (light rail), buses and trams. While the U-Bahn is the most efficient way of getting around the inner city, the S-Bahn comes in handy for covering larger distances. Buses, trams and bicycles come in more useful when trying to travel shorter distances. Despite the city being very well connected, a set of wheels is often needed in order to travel to locations outside of the city centre. With most Berliners not owning a car, ride-sharing platforms have become the cheapest, most efficient and sustainable way to get around the city.
This wave of sustainable urban mobility is all due to the Berlin Mobility Act, which strives to create a balance between cars, bicycles, public transport and pedestrians. The goal is to improve the efficiency of transport mobility as a whole, support the Berlin Senate to make car traffic in Berlin climate-neutral by 2050, and eliminate the number of fatalities and seriously injured persons, also known as vision zero. Two important measures included in the act are to redesign dangerous junctions and to create safe bicycle lanes along all main roads.
Berlin is well on its way to achieving its goals. ELVITEN contributes to this vision by working closely with project partner Hubject to bring 10 e-Scooters to Berlin. Increasing shared mobility and integrating existing charging networks, ELVITEN contributes to Berlins goal of becoming more sustainable. #LetsGoElectric