Bogota´s mobility system is once again a reference in innovation by integrating Grin´s shared e scooter system with the most famous BRT system in the world, the Transmilenio. This alliance will offer users an option to make their first and last mile trips in an efficient, clean and fun way.
Congruent with the vision of being “a model company in Latin America in managing an integrated and intermodal public transport system leader in the use of clean techonolgies”, Transmilenio S.A opens the door to the integration with new mobility modalities.
From now on users of Line 11 K Zone Street 26 can start or end their trips using the shared scooter service offered by Grin, one of the brands of Grow Mobility in the following stations: Portal El Dorado, Modelia, Normandía, Av. Rojas, El Tiempo/Maloka, Salitre/Greco, CAN, Gobernación y Quinta Paredes.
One City, One System
Cities around world have began to understand that, in order to have a successful mobility system, it is necessary to stop seeing the phenomenon as a set of systems, but as a greater system that houses different modes, all with the same mission: to move people, not vehicles.
In this sense, the concept of multimodality is fundamental in the operation of the transport systems, the more alternatives the city offers to its citizens (more and better modes of transport), the better will be the possibility of success of the system . In the short term, given the urban and environmental crisis that represents the overuse of the private car, all efforts must focus on the conditions of mass public transport and offer incentives and options for motorists to leave their cars at home and take advantage of the entire offer of mobility that the city puts at your disposal.
In this way, an alliance such as Grin's with Transmilenio, launches an unprecedented message to the world, where an iconic innovative system such as Transmilenio, accepts the collaboration of a new player like Grin, which has a massive acceptance among users given its characteristics of accessibility, efficiency and agility in the displacements that unite people between their points of origin or destination, with massive systems that move long distances.
There are several examples of this type of collaboration between micro-mobility systems and massive systems in the world, but mostly belonging to countries in northern Europe and focused only on bicycles. This collaboration with the Bogota label is undoubtedly the first to be registered in Latin America, and in the case of shared electric scooters, it may be one of the first in the world.
Bogota: Micromobility capital?
Micromobility is the mode of transport that is carried out by small and light vehicles, mechanically or electrically assisted, focused on moving passengers and not the vehicle itself. The bicycle has been the standard of micromobility for many years, but thanks to technological development there are now more options for micromobility vehicles, which are revolutionizing the way people move in cities.
On August 6, 2018, through Decree 456, Bogota was declared a “World Capital of the Bicycle”. With more than 500 kilometers of cycling routes and the 114.4 kilometers of coverage of the TRANSMILENIO network offer enormous opportunities for integration with micromobility services. The 9 portals and 143 regular stations are integrated with 22 parking cycles with a capacity for 5,260 parking spaces.
Recently, Grin celebrated one million trips in the Colombian capital. This record was reached in just 9 months, which is proof that electric scooters have been adopted as a mobility option for the city. The synergies between the different modes of mobility are more than evident in this Latin American city, with which Bogota is expected to evolve from "the capital of the bicycle" to the "capital of micromobility."
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