Dott, the responsible European micromobility operator, today launches a new initiative which will increase access to its shared e-scooters and e-bikes in low income communities with difficult access to public transport networks. Targeted support will be applied to those living in designated areas, giving more people access to convenient, reliable and sustainable transport.
In collaboration with ‘Molière’, a project set up by the European Union Agency for Space Programme (EUSPA), residents in specific neighborhoods across Brussels will benefit from reduced price trips on Dott’s fleet of shared e-scooters and e-bikes. Riders using the vehicles within areas with below median average household income and suboptimal access to public transport networks (tram and metro) will receive discounts of 30% on each ride , encouraging more people to shift from their reliance on cars and connect to the public transport network.
The pilot scheme will run for a period of 6 weeks, and aims to show how targeted subsidies can help cities meet their goals of greener transport and reduced congestion and pollution. Using data, areas which would benefit from support are identified ensuring that subsidies are only applied to those that need them.
Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO, Dott, said: “We are working to provide clean rides for everyone, and this new initiative in Brussels will offer more transport options to those in low-income areas. People that might have otherwise been disconnected due to transport costs or lack of public transport, will now have access to efficient, effortless and environmentally friendly travel across their city.”
Josep Leoparda, Molière’s Project Coordinator declared: “Dott’s initiative is an example of how Molière and the use of accurate mobility data, shared between governments and transport operators, can support all communities to achieve their goals and enable freedom of movement for all, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances.”
The environment and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micromobility company has set out its goals and progress at ridedott.com/sustainability.
Dott is a European micromobility operator founded by Henri Moissinac and Maxim Romain, with the mission to free our cities with clean rides for everyone. Dott currently operates over 40,000 e-scooters and 10,000 e-bikes in top cities in Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Dott has won two of the biggest micromobility tenders in the world, in both Paris and in London. Dott has a staff of over 600, with its main teams located in Amsterdam, London and Paris.