Bike-MaaS (mobility as a service = MaaS) study has been wrapped up. The study has tried to open up the view of what MaaS is and of how we could make the bicycle a part of it. Being able to bring bicycling to the MaaS-era still requires a lot of improvement in cycling conditions. The conditions must be seen as a factor that makes people want to cycle, and not only as something that makes it possible. Good cycling conditions make it possible for cycling to grow and along with it, it makes it possible for the whole service structure to grow around it.
Multimodality is in the heart of MaaS and it is therefore of utter importance that cycling networks connect with the public transportation networks. We need to pay attention to the nodes and terminals, where transferring from bicycle to public transportation takes place. There needs to be proper bicycle parking and it will be crucial to be able to transport bicycles on busses and other means of public transportation. A new multimodal journey planner should also be developed and trials with bike sharing systems should be established wider.
MDI took part in the study as a subcontractor to Sweco.
Publication: Pyöräily palveluistuvassa liikennejärjestelmässä. Liikenneviraston tutkimuksia ja selvityksiä 29/2016. (In Finnish, summary in English and Swedish)
Finnish Transport Agency’s press release 13 May 2016 (in Finnish).