As an alternative to the car, Freistadt offers covered parking spaces for bikes and four safetydock boxes for secure, comfortable bike parking and for rent-an-E-cargo-bike.
In Freistadt, the first steps towards a climate friendly future are set by the FreistadtMobil-Station at the Stifterplatz. Because of a great offer of covered parking spaces for bikes and four safetydock boxes, the citizens of Freistadt benefit from a fantastic alternative to the car. The result of a location study was that 6,200 citizens, more than 3/4 of the population of Freistadt, can reach the Stifterplatz within five minutes. It is planned to additionally offer the rental of E-Bikes at the safetydock.
Registration is required only the first time and then bikes can always be parked, loaded or rented easily at all times of the day just with any RFID-able card, like a cash card. To use the safetydocks to store or rent a bike, a reservation can be made online in advance.
The number and locations of such mobility stations in Freistadt is still in the planning stage. Making these stations available in a wide area, sustainable mobility behaviour of the public is reached. Relating to this new traffic concept, the city of Freistadt is a pioneer in environmental friendly private transport and intelligent connection to the public transport. The number of car rides is reduced and the quality of life raises.