Velospot is an innovative Swiss bike-sharing system. Users can automatically lend a bicycle at one of the bike stations and return it to any station they like. As the bike stations communicate with the bikes without any contact, they can be set up easily and cheaply. The dense networks that are then created represent an important pillar of modern and sustainable mobility in Swiss cities.
The jury is honoring the velospot bike-sharing scheme with the special prize in the Transport & Mobility category. The project is making bike-sharing more attractive and accessible – its innovative approach impressed the experts. Sharing bicycles also encourages people to change their behavior in traffic. The expert jury commends the interesting initiative to promote a shared economy.