Over the past months, the staff at Brasov Metropolitan Area has been working round-the-clock to create a platform that will allow its citizens in the rural areas of Cristian, Prejmer and Bod to connect with each other and share trips within these areas or to the city of Brasov.
Brasov’s platform is now up and running. To use the platform, all citizens have to do is join mobilitaterurala.ro and create an account. This shall only be a matter of a few minutes. After creating an account, users will be able to book or offer shared trips with each other. These trips can be within the rural areas of the project, the city of Brasov or other common destinations. A chat function will be in place to help users communicate and facilitate the process. But that is not the only thing that is new about Brasov’s carpooling services! Brasov will be rewarding active carpooling users by granting public transport tickets and monthly passes free of charge. Over the next months, the area will be adding further incentives to its list, so stay tuned to see its efforts in steering its citizens towards sustainable shared mobility through its carpooling platform and incentivisation scheme.
Brasov’s carpooling platform is powered by SMARTA 2, a project funded by the European Union. The project pilots shared mobility solutions in rural areas and assess their environmental footprint, cost-efficiency and effectiveness. Based on the data collected, SMARTA 2 will develop a toolkit to support the uptake of shared mobility solutions across rural settings in the EU.
Interested in learning more about Brasov’s pilot or having a suggestion for us? Then visit mobilitaterurala.ro
Interested to learn more about the SMARTA 2 project? Then visit ruralsharedmobility.eu or find us on Twitter (@SMARTAmobility) and LinkedIn (SMARTA Project)