Shared Mobility Flows

CityLAB (A Technologiestiftung Berlin Project)

What was the issue?

More and more mobility sharing providers (rental bikes, e-scooters, etc.) are present on Berlin’s streets. This presents the city with new challenges, but also opens up opportunities: in addition to a broader range of mobility services, the data from the sharing providers can provide valuable insights for administration and urban planning and enable more intelligent traffic planning. In the “Shared Mobility Flows” project, we developed data standards for sharing services and a digital prototype that analyzes and visualizes rental bike routes on a map.

What did you do?

In a workshop, we brought together around 20 participants from business, science, politics and administration to present the internationally increasingly widespread “Mobility Data Specitifcation” (MDS) and to discuss its possible applications. For Berlin, uniform data standards in the mobility sector would be an important step towards making existing data usable. With our online prototype, we are demonstrating how real data from sharing providers can be used to gain interesting insights into individual mobility. The prototype was further developed together with district planners and supplemented with concrete scenarios.



Source Code of the data visualization:

Source Code to the Data script


Benjamin Seibel