City of Vantaa is looking for a new smart commuting solution to trial run in Aviapolis business district area. The tender is to be submitted by 12 o’clock on 19 February 2019 in the Claudia procurement system.
The procurement is being realized as part of the Last Mile project. The objective of the project is to improve the transportation of tourists, commuters, and residents in the Capital City region, complementing the current public transportation system. In the project new, smart market-driven transportation solutions, services, and business models for the use of tourists, residents, and commuters are sought, developed, and tried out.
This procurement focuses on accessibility of Aviapolis area. Aviapolis is an international airport city in the middle of the metropolis. Its location at the crossroads of transportation has made it the Capital City region’s largest and most rapidly growing business district and concentration of jobs. During the next decades, the area of Aviapolis is be developed strongly.
GOAL: BY SHARED RIDE TO WORK PLACE
The trial run seeks increasing the utilization rates of the personal vehicles already in use in the area. In the trial run a ride share/shared rides/carpooling service will be developed and tested, directed at Aviapolis area employees. Ride sharing/shared rides services will transport employees going in the same direction to their destination with a shared ride. The objective is to make commuting easier with an alternative and complementary service/solution and with less emissions. An objective of the trial run is also to gather user experiences and information regarding the possibilities of ride sharing/shared rides services in the area in the future.
In December 2018 a transportation survey was conducted in the companies located in the Aviapolis area, in which nearly 400 employees in the Pakkala area and the Viinikkala area on Tikkurinlantie participated. On the basis of the results, driving a personal car is highlighted. 58% of the respondents commutes to work in a personal car alone. One could determine from the answers, however, that mass transit, bicycling, and ride sharing/carpooling also have potential for commuting. It is interesting that 45% of the respondents regarded ride sharing as very easy and possible alternatives in commuting, 44% of the respondents regarded using mass transit as either very easy and a possible alternative. As attachment of procurement is summary of the survey and background info.
- gives the opportunity to request and offer a ride
- is free of charge for the users during the trial period
- usable on a telephone/mobile device (Android and IOS)
- is in Finnish (with English as a possible option)
- the target group are the employer companies/employees in the Aviapolis area
- takes into consideration questions related to the users’ security and identification
The solution will be developed in cooperation with both companies and users. The implementer will be responsible for the upkeep and updates of the solution during the whole trial run period. The implementer of the trial run will gather and report user feedback during the trial run.
Duration of the trial run is 3-6 months and start is in March 2019. The client has reserved a maximum of 10 000€ (VAT 0%) for the realization of the procurement.
Questions regarding the call for tenders are requested to be submitted in writing in the procurement system by 12 o’clock on 7 February 2019 at the latest.
The tender is to be submitted by 12 o’clock on 19 February 2019 in the Claudia procurement system. The tenders are to be submitted in either Finnish or English.
Last Mile project receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund as a part of the Six City Strategy. The project runs 2017-2019.