I recently wrote about how electric scooters will work mark the evolution of public transport in tourist destinations, and that it will be the trigger for changing the direction of development towards sustainable development.
Thus, day by day we can see more and more electric scooters on our roads, in cities and tourist destinations.
One of the companies that has been spreading along our coast in "silence" for the last year is the company Dash.City, represented by one of the leaders of sustainable mobility in Croatia and the region - Krešimir Dvorski. Dvorski is a serial entrepreneur who has already opened a third company. He was a co-owner and director of the company "System of Public Bicycles" through which he and his partner in 8 years opened over 35 cities with a system of public bicycles in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia. And now he’s started a new story with Dash City electric scooters that started last year.
The Dash.City electric scooter rental system is present in 15 cities today. From Umag, Rabac, Rab, Lopar, Crikvenica, Zadar to Biograd na Moru, Sv. Filip i Jakov, Tisno, Murter, Kaštela, Supetar, Gradac, Korčula and Lumbarda.
"More and more cities and companies are investing in sustainable mobility, and users of new forms of transport have become a critical mass in creating public opinion. With the use of state-of-the-art technologies, the need for practical, affordable, healthy and environmentally friendly movement from point A to point B is met", Said Krešimir Dvorski, founder of Dash.City.
THE BEGINNING OF THE ELECTROMOBILITY REVOLUTION IN CROATIA
In cooperation with partners from Poland, two years ago he launched the world's first electric scooter system based on e-scooter rental and charging stations, which ensures communal order and knows exactly where scooters can be rented and returned.
“Unlike other electric scooter sharing providers who, in addition to public bicycles, have encouraged a positive trend in the use of alternative forms of transport, many of them soon became a thorn in the side of city authorities and citizens due to communal disorder created by countless scooters scattered throughout the city. . Due to its unique approach, Dash.City has an excellent cooperation with the city authorities and tens of thousands of satisfied users who are the first choice for short-distance transport.”States Dvorski.
The first system was launched in 2019 as a pilot project in Zadar, where the system grew from five to eight stations. Since last year, Dash e-romobile users can rent in Crikvenica, Selce and Biograd, and this year the network has grown to as many as 15 cities and municipalities in Croatia! The fleet numbers 500 scooters, and more than 30.000 registered users speak in favor of the fact that this is not a trend for one season, but a much longer-term story.
The goal of every smart city and tourist destination with a vision of long-term sustainability is to reduce the number of cars, Dvorski emphasizes, adding that cities are extremely interested in their business model and believe that they are launching a mini revolution.
"With adequate legislation, electric scooters in destinations bring a whole new wave of benefits in terms of reducing the number of motor vehicles on the streets, reducing CO02 emissions, reducing noise, parking problems, municipal clutter that occurs if you do not implement long-term sustainable solutions and a range of benefits. the system users themselves. We continuously appeal to all users of the system, but also to all traffic participants in general, the golden rule in moving through the city is to respect other participants and pay attention to your traffic safety. This is possible by following traffic rules, using headlights and taillights and side reflectors or floor lighting for better lateral visibility of cars, adjusting the speed to a maximum of 25km / h or 5-10 km / h where there are a lot of pedestrians. Take care of yourself, but also take care of others around you. ” Dvorski points out.
In order to minimize the risk of accidents, the speed is limited to 25 km / h, in pedestrian zones it is 5-10 km / h, and all users are recommended to wear a helmet and adhere to traffic rules, which will soon and much better be defined by new changes. Road Traffic Safety Act.
"Amendments to the law are being prepared with a special focus on micromobility, which includes electric scooters. They will regulate more precisely where which means of transport can move, at what speeds, with which mandatory equipment, and a special controversy will be conducted regarding whether a helmet is mandatory or only recommended. Therefore, we once again appeal to all road users, and especially users of public bicycle and electric scooter systems, to complete their environmental awareness and follow the positive trends in urban mobility shown by using these systems and responsible behavior in traffic because it is the only way to build more beautiful , safer, greener and smarter cities for us and our children", Concludes Dvorski.