Good Bus (Part 1/3)

Good Bus (Part 1/3)
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Good Bus (Part 1/3) What happens when an app company runs a bus In Part 3 , we’re going to announce our most significant innovation yet, accompanied by a real launch in London. But hold your horses, this is Part 1, where we tell you about all the fun we’ve been having as an app company that decided to run a bus, and what we’ve accomplished . As a refresher, we built an app , people used it a lot, we analysed mobility data to find gaps in the transport network , found an opportunity in the night network in East London , and ran a night bus: CM2 . Oh, and we made it a smartbus . Now this is a smart bus: My favorite transit app @Citymapper is using its data to build an on-demand microtransit service — @awalkerinLA Here’s what we learned. Minibuses are good for congested cities It’s a vehicle type missing in cities like London and Paris, but found in many emerging markets. Minibuses are more dynamic and responsive than large buses. They can be a better fit for the geography of European cities with their narrow streets and road complexity. And yes, you can paint them green. some green minibus porn “The bus is extremely cosy. It’s the cleanest, most comfortable — and definitely the warmest — bus we’ve ever been on”- The Londonist @elibelly @Citymapper I had a very fun drunken time on the citymapper bus when I rode it. It’s like […]


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