25.10.2019

regiomove Selects Seven Municipalities for Its Pilot Ports

The Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) has decided with which municipalities it wants to realise the first seven mobility locations in the framework of the funding project regiomove. The so-called ports will be established in Bad Schönborn-Mingolsheim, Stutensee-Blankenloch, Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld, Ettlingen, Rastatt, Baden-Baden and Bühl by mid-2021 at the latest.

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Karlsruhe, 25.10.2019 – Meanwhile, the Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) has decided with which municipalities it wants to realise the first seven mobility locations in the framework of the funding project regiomove. The so-called ports will be established in Bad Schönborn-Mingolsheim, Stutensee-Blankenloch, Karlsruhe-Hagsfeld, Ettlingen, Rastatt, Baden-Baden and Bühl by mid-2021 at the latest. "regiomove contributes to a networking of sustainable mobility in the region. Thereby, the seven pilot ports in the area of the Karlsruhe Transport Authority stand for our aim to make multimodality visible and tangible," emphasised the Lord Mayor Dr. Frank Mentrup. "By means of an app, the comfortable design of the individual mobility shall become standard," added the Chair of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion.

Citizens can easily combine rides with trams, buses, car sharing and rental bikes on the regiomove ports. In the future, such combined connections can be selected, booked and paid in the regiomove app with only one user account. Furthermore, service components, such as an info terminal, e-charging stations or bicycle service stations will be available at the ports. Selected ports will be evaluated by KIT regarding their acceptance and effect after the construction. The regiomove ports will be recognisable by their uniform design, which was developed in a competition this summer. The winning duo Netzwerkarchitekten from Darmstadt and unit-desgin from Frankfurt on the Main are responsible for the preliminary planning.

The KVV is already in contact with the seven selected municipalities, in order to define the particular location opportunities and mobility connections. The ports will be modularly constructed, so that the stations can be adjusted to the particular circumstances. "The final arrangement of the ports will be revealed after the cost estimation that we expect by the end of November," states Dr. Frank Pagel, project manager at the KVV. For the construction of the pilot ports, there are around one million Euro of subsidies of the EU and of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg available. Around a third of the costs in the funding period are covered by the municipal partners.

All mobility service providers involved in the project have already agreed on a regional mobility network, the so-called regiomove agreement. Under the leadership of the KVV, the Karlsruhe Transport Company (VBK), Stadtmobil and nextbike are already cooperating closely. "In the mobility network, we are creating a win-win-win situation for municipal sponsors, mobility partners and users. Further mobility service providers and mobility networks can be integrated in the middle- and long-term," states Pagel.

In December 2017, the project regiomove started under the management of the KVV. The formation of a new mobility network with public and private mobility providers should provide passengers with a smooth mobility and service chain from a single source. regiomove is funded by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as a flagship project of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion with about EUR 4.9 million for a period of three years. Together with the partners of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, the companies PTV Group, INIT GmbH, raumobil GmbH and stadtmobil as well as the Regional Planning Association Middle Upper Rhine, the district of Rastatt and the city of Karlsruhe, the future of mobility is redesigned in the entire region.

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