Luxembourg mobility app overhauled to enable multimodal trips
The application upgrade aims to encourage commuters to switch to public transport in order to relieve congestion on Luxembourg’s roads.
Luxembourg’s mobility app, mobiliteit.lu, has undergone a redesign to present users with multimodal travel options across bus, tram, train, bikes, car-sharing and walking.
The joint project between Verkéiersverbond and HaCon is part of a comprehensive initiative by the state government to reduce congestion, and introduces a mobility platform for commuters and travellers across Luxembourg.
mobiliteit integrates park-and-ride elements, but if taking a private car is unavoidable, the routing function factors in traffic situations as well as roadworks or closures in real time, adjusting the route accordingly.
Users will be automatically informed about possible disruptions and receive support if rerouting is necessary. The app offers tailor-made suggestions that match the user’s personal mobility behaviour.
François Bausch, Luxembourg’s Minister for Mobility and Public Works, said: “The technology facilitating the use of sustainable means of transport is an important component of our multimodal mobility concept. By means of a seamless, intermodal network, we encourage people to switch from their private cars to public transport.”
The overall travel time by car, as indicated in the app, includes the search for parking, allowing a realistic comparison of all means of possible transportation.
Cyclists will also be able to use the app and will be able to see their individual bike route’s elevation profile, as well as define personal preferences such as easier routes.
HaCon CEO, Michael Frankenberg, said: “Trains and buses are at the heart of efficient mobility. If public transport is strengthened by new means such as bike or car sharing and everything is combined in one app, it becomes a real alternative to private cars. Choosing public over private transport is now more necessary than ever, particularly in urban settings where commuter congestion is on the rise.”