MaaS in the Amsterdam business district

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Travelling to your office with different modes of transport is a huge hassle. There are many services available but they each come with their own app, smart card and subscription.
So what happens if your employer offers a mobility budget?
How do employees experience travelling differently?

The Zuidas Mobility Experience is a pilot MaaS project where participants who currently drive to Zuidas for work are challenged to change their mobility patterns for a month and truly employ the prototype of Mobility as a Service.
This has resulted in a user study and offers insights in their motivations. See the report (in Dutch) at: https://zuidas.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Bijlage-7-Doelgroepen-en-drijfverenonderzoek-Zuidas.pdf

The success of the MaaS Experience and the challenges in the Amsterdam business district have led to the preparation of a follow-up, MaaS pilot Amsterdam Zuid-As (in Dutch): https://dutchmobilityinnovations.com/spaces/1131/maas-pilot-amsterdam-zuidas/landing

Amsterdam Smart City made a video about the MaaS project, with one of the participants:

The Road to Barcelona - Mobility as a Service

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Check the article about the MaaS Challenge featured in our online magazine 'Smart Stories':

What is the goal of the project?

The goal of the project was to experience what motivations employees have and what challenges they encounter to travel with a mobility budget.

What is the result of the project?

The employees have to learn to travel with MaaS solutions. MaaS is new and requires more planning and thought about which mode of transport fits the current need. Once employees are used to MaaS they do not bring their own car to the city, contributing to liveability.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

The project was initiated by Arcadis in cooperation with the city of Amsterdam and included several other employers at the business district.

What is the next step?

The next step is the MaaS pilot Amsterdam Zuid-As. See (in Dutch): https://dutchmobilityinnovations.com/spaces/1131/maas-pilot-amsterdam-zuidas/landing

What can other cities learn from your project?

Other cities can learn how employees experience MaaS and what challenges employers face when they try to switch to a mobility budget.

https://www.arcadis.com/en/france/ce-que-nous-faisons/nos-realisations/europe/netherlands/mobilit...

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