Go sharing is an e-scooter rental company consisting of both a website and an application in the Netherlands. Users of the service can reserve and pay for an e-scooter through a reservation in the application. The benefit of e-scooters is that they provide a sustainable alternative to traditional scooters and produce less noise than traditional scooters. In addition, they create less traffic congestion than cars.
Go sharing uses geo and transportation open data to connect people with available e-scooters through the application. These open datasets offer maps of the surrounding and widely used transportation routes in the city. In this manner, Go sharing can make sure their e-scooters are available for the busiest transportation routes. The Go sharing e-scooters are available in the Dutch cities Rotterdam, Helmond, The Hague, Eindhoven, and Groningen.
The European Commission (EC) encourages the use of eco-friendly transportation as part of the circular economy ambitions for Europe. These e-scooters provide an eco-friendly way of transport for the city of the future post lockdown. Cities in Europe and across the globe look for alternative methods of transportation that are appropriate in a social distancing society. The e-scooters provided by Go sharing and other Dutch e-scooter rental companies (such as Felyx and Etergo) will possibly be used in the COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies of many cities across the Netherlands.
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