|Call a Bike – bike rental scheme|
|Brief Description||The Call a Bike initiative was founded in 2000 by Christian Hogl and was bought up after six months by the Deutsche Bahn company. To rent a bike, users must attain a code for the lock, either through the smartphone application developed by Call a Bike, a phone call or at a terminal. They can then use the bike for a flexible amount of time and return it to the station after they are done. The rate is 1 euro per half hour, with a maximum rate of 15 euros for a whole day. There are special rates for students, BahnCard owners and elderly people.
The practice provides benefits both with regard to the environment and human well-being. Especially for short ways, people may choose to use a bicycle instead of a car or taxi due to the greater flexibility and the low costs, saving greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to peoples’ health. An increasing number of people are making use of this additional mobility offer.
|Impact||Health, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||General population|
|INHERIT Perspective||This project has been chosen for inclusion because it has theoretical potential to improve both health & wellbeing due to additional movement on the bike and to reduce pressures in the environment. The product offers a rental bike system, which can easily be assessed and which is well suited to support a modal shift in transport. Call a bike directly supports behaviour change, as it provides the opportunity to use rented bikes as a part of everyday mobility with little effort, and it provides motivation for users due to the comparably low costs. Finally, as most citizens know how to ride a bike, capabilities are there.|
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