SCOTLAND’S FIRST MAAS TRIAL EXTENDS WITH MORE YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADDITION OF BIKE SHARE

SCOTLAND’S FIRST MAAS TRIAL EXTENDS WITH MORE YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADDITION OF BIKE SHARE

Bike sharing is coming to Dundee from today as part of NaviGoGo – Scotland’s first MaaS (Mobility as a Service) pilot. Ten bikes have been provided by NextBike – who operate over 125 bike share schemes around Europe – exclusively for the NaviGoGo trial participants. These will be distributed across three locations connecting the train station, the University of Dundee’s city campus and the City’s bus station. The NaviGoGo MaaS pilot, launched in October this year in Dundee and North…

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NAVIGOGO LAUNCHES IN DUNDEE AND NORTH EAST FIFE TODAY

NAVIGOGO LAUNCHES IN DUNDEE AND NORTH EAST FIFE TODAY

Press Release: NaviGoGo web app pilot will show young people the fastest and cheapest routes within Dundee and North East Fife as pilot of the future of transport A pilot project launching in Dundee and North Fife today is being billed as the future of transport, as young people aged 16-25 are invited to join a trial to find, book and pay for transport using a web app or their Young Scot card. NaviGoGo, which was co-designed by young people…

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Press Release of NaviGoGo: the customer facing brand of Scotland’s first MaaS trial

Press Release of NaviGoGo: the customer facing brand of Scotland’s first MaaS trial

  Smoother journey for young travellers New web application to bring different modes of transport together   Scotland’s first mobility as a service (MaaS) web application will be piloted in Dundee and Fife this autumn with 16-25 year olds. ‘NaviGoGo’ is seeking to solve many of the transport issues that young people face and provide a real alternative to owning a car or relying on lifts.   During co-design research for the project, young people identified safety, complicated timetables and…

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Appointment of WebApp developer

Appointment of WebApp developer

The Pick&Mix consortium are delighted to announce the appointment of Ember Technology Ltd as the Web App development partner of our innovative MaaS project. Following a targeted procurement process, where selected companies were invited to submit a response to the requirement brief, Ember Technology Ltd emerged as the strongest applicants and were formally contracted in early March. “The Pick&Mix consortium were very impressed with Ember’s level of relevant experience and skills highlighted in their response to our brief. We are…

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Revisiting my old stomping ground

Revisiting my old stomping ground

Introduction As an adolescent in the late 90’s growing up in the North East of Scotland I spent a lot of time visiting Dundee & St Andrews. Dundee was one of the closest cities to my home town of Montrose and was always one of my favourite places to explore with my friends. I have fond memories of us making our monthly journey to Dundee by train, proudly showing the conductor our Young Scot Cards to get 1/3 off our…

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IMPART Workshop Event – Mobility as a Service – Designing with Users at the Centre of the Proposition

IMPART Workshop Event – Mobility as a Service – Designing with Users at the Centre of the Proposition

IMPART Workshop Event – Mobility as a Service – Designing with Users at the Centre of the Proposition   This article was written by James Thomson, one of our National Youth Team co-designers, who presented at this event with a fellow co-designer, Shannon Goundry, and the Pick&Mix project manager. Loughborough 31st January 2017 We had a great couple of days representing the Pick and Mix project at the IMPART conference in Loughborough.  Our project, led by ESP Group, aims to…

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Pick&Mix highlights from 2016

Pick&Mix highlights from 2016

As 2016 draws to a close it is amazing to reflect on how far our Innovate UK-funded Pick&Mix project has progressed. From writing the proposal and receiving the offer to delivering our first major milestone, it has been a year of great progress and hard work from the National Youth Team (NYT) and the Project Partners. The NYT have just finished pulling together all of the market research and key topic areas explored since the start of the project to…

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Focus on Focus Groups

Focus on Focus Groups

Themes into features Through diligent research and lively debate, the National Youth Team has identified a set of key themes to consider when building the mobility platform. These themes include information, safety, ownership, trust, and fun. The next problem for the project team and the National Youth Team to solve is: how do these themes translate into useful features of a potential Pick&Mix platform? With this in mind, the project team have recently held four focus groups, with 6-10 participants in…

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How Young People Around the World Travel

How Young People Around the World Travel

Trains, planes, automobiles and much more… there’s loads of ways to travel! And whilst cycling might suit one persons’ journey, another person might have to rely on a car to get around. It can all depend on the distance they are travelling, the cost, where they are going and how good the local public transport is. Walking is the most popular way to travel for Scottish students – at school, college and university. After that it’s catching a lift in a car,…

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Supporting Rural Equality for Scottish Young People

Supporting Rural Equality for Scottish Young People

Rural accessibility is a key issue identified by Pick&Mix’s ‘National Youth Team’ – a group of 16-25 year olds shaping the new mobility service being designed and delivered within the project. When asked about their ambitions for the project, responses included “I want rural communities to be better represented and more accessible for young people” and we need a “better overall way of accessing transportation for both urban and rural settings”. Around 25% of 16-25 year olds in Scotland are…

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