Can on-demand shuttles in rural areas help residents change their mobility behavior?
By means of an on-demand shuttle service, rural areas will be better connected. This service can be requested on demand and thus represents an alternative to motorized private transport.
In order to make rural regions more attractive as places to live and work, it is planned to supplement local public transport there with an on-demand service. This will provide users with an alternative form of mobility and strengthen transport links to Hamburg.
Three on-demand shuttles are currently in operation in the Stormarn district, the city of Ahrensburg, and the rural Süderelbe region of Harburg.
The new mobility service is integrated into the HVV tariff and can be booked via an app or by phone. By entering their starting point and desired destination, users receive the shuttle’s departure and arrival times directly. There is a convenience surcharge of one euro per trip.
In the Stormarn district and the city of Ahrensburg, electric shuttles are used for six passengers; in the Harburg district, Mercedes Sprinter buses with combustion engines and eight seats are used. All vehicles are barrier-free. The service will initially run until the end of 2021.
More info can be found here:
More about the “ioki Hamburg” shuttle at: https://vhhbus.de/ioki-hamburg/
More about the elbMOBIL at: https://www.kvg-bus.de/fahrplaene/landkreis-harburg/elbmobil
More about the “ioki Hamburg” shuttle in Ahrensburg at:On-Demand Verkehr Ahrensburg/ioki Hamburg/Ahrensburg
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