MOBILITEIT.LU IS BECOMING MULTIMOBILE!On 26 September 2018
On Wednesday 26 September 2018, the Verkéiersverbond, which is piloting the mLive public transport telematics project, invited representatives from the press to a presentation to give them a preview of this project to develop a multimodal journey planner. François Bausch, Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Gilles Dostert, the Verkéiersverbond’s General Manager, and Christian Mousel, the Verkéiersverbond’s Deputy General Manager, presented the extended version of the mobiliteit.lu search tool which will include new mobility services.
Launched in 2006, this tool – mobiliteit.lu – has centralised timetable data for buses, trains and now the tram system. It processes this data, refines it and then suggests to users the best journeys using public transportation, thereby making life easier for them. Since the tool was launched, the planner has undergone continual and extensive development: real-time information has been integrated and at all times during the user’s journey, there are addresses and places of interest to guide them. Shortly, the planner will move up to a whole new level.
In the spirit of the government’s strategy “Modu 2.0” to develop sustainable mobility, the main role for mobiliteit.lu will become promoting multimobility, i.e. combining different modes of transport. To deal with the growing challenges of providing mobility in Luxembourg, a single solution no longer works for everyone. We need individual solutions based around our own day-to-day journeys which should take into account our individual preferences and rank accessibility of different modes of transport. To achieve this, the mobiliteit.lu app will focus on users being able to customize the service so that it can suggest smart, appropriate multimobile journeys.
Using this new tool will not only allow users to combine bus, train, tram, car, bike and walking routes, but from now on, alongside real-time public transport information, it will also include real-time traffic data! By integrating all modes of transport, including electromobility, the combined P+R offer and bike-share bikes, users will be able to create their own mobility chain to fit their personal requirements.
In order to exhaust the app’s potential, the Verkéiersverbond is working very closely with partners such as the Ministry of Public Works, the Land Registry and Topography Administration, the municipal authorities and the ACL, as well as with third-party mobility service providers who provide such things as the Chargy electric car charging terminals or the vel’OH and Vël’OK bike-sharing schemes. At the press conference, the Verkéiersverbond provided a first impression of the magnitude and potential of this project which will mark a new chapter for the mobiliteit.lu mobility planner.