Rubén M.Cenzano

Chartered Civil Engineer specialised in Transportation

Ingeniero de Caminos especialista en Transporte

school eco-mobility: from pedal powered bus to school bus transport optimization

Posted On Thursday, 1 October 2015


Considering that about 70% of primary school children are car-driven to school and where 80% of trips are less than 3km (50%<3km; 30%<1km), it would make sense to try to reduce this car dependency.

There is an interesting new transport solution currently mainly used in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: S'Cool bus; pedal-powered buses, taking up to 12 children and fitted with 9 bicycle drives.

Other initiatives look for the optimization of school buses, avoiding many school buses to be used virtually empty. 2school, is a new ticketing solution that has an in-built mini operations support system. Each bus driver is given a smartphone or tablet, with the solution pre-installed, which transmits real-time information to the town’s servers. Using the collected data, local authorities can monitor and measure the use of their bus routes.

Further information: S'Cool Bus, 2school.
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