Shared mobility, the joint use of means of transport, is the key to greater mobility and lower resource consumption. The principle of "using instead of owning" is easy on the wallet, reduces the burden on the environment and creates space for a more livable city.
In Bonn many sharing vehicles are available – ranging from small cars to vans, bicycles, cargo bikes and e-scooters. Mobile stations link the offer with train stations or public transport stops. This allows you to be mobile according to your individual needs without necessarily having to own a car. There are plans to expand the shared mobility offerings throughout the city.
Find out more about Bonn's shared mobility offerings and give them a try!
The City of Bonn is expanding its carsharing service: In addition to the numerous parking spaces already rented by carsharing organizations on private property, 155 new carsharing spaces will be installed in the future in public street space at 73 locations throughout the city. For the people of Bonn, the newly created offer is intended to provide a good alternative to owning a car and thus be an important part of the mobility turnaround in Bonn.
Beyond the car-sharing offers you can rent vans online. Even if there are larger and heavier loads to be transported, there are simple alternatives to your own car. Most carsharing offers also include the rental of vans. But even for Bonn residents who can and want to be mobile without a car, there are van rentals that can be conveniently booked online, regardless of opening hours:
Unlock your bike via smartphone, get on the saddle – and off you go with the rental bikes available throughout the city of Bonn. The service combines 100 fixed stations with the flexibility of the so-called free-floating system. Customers don't have to return the bikes to a station, but can leave them – clearly visible – elsewhere in the city.
With the one-way rental system, the “Radregion Rheinland” offers an additional service. Rental bikes no longer have to be returned at the rental location, but can also be returned to another bike station for a small surcharge. The bike stations in Bonn, Brühl, Cologne, Kerpen/Horrem, Grevenbroich, Neuss and Düsseldorf are involved.
Numerous e-scooters from various providers are available for use in the city area. Anyone getting off the bus or train, for example, can use them to get home or to work. For this purpose, the providers offer their own apps for smartphones, which can be used to book vehicles easily and spontaneously and to pay for the rental.
All shared mobility offers are subject to defined no-parking zones in which vehicles may not be parked.
E-scooters are not allowed to use pavements E-scooters are considered small electric vehicles and must use cycle paths or cycle lanes.
Forbidden to carry people It is forbidden to carry people or objects on the footboard or to hitch them to other vehicles.
From the age of 14 E-scooters may be driven without a driving licence from the age of 14.
No alcohol, no drugs and no mobile phones while driving The same strict rules apply to e-scooters as to car drivers. Even low alcohol levels can result in fines of up to 1,500 euros and driving bans of up to 3 months, and the driving licence can even be withdrawn altogether.
Stadtwerke Bonn (SWB) rents out at the start twelve electric scooters – including helmets that are stored in the vehicle. The red scooters are located in the following free-floating zones, where they may be started and parked:
Bonn city centre at Stiftsplatz and Theaterstraße
Ramersdorf along the Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee
Poppelsdorf at the corner of Nußallee/Meckenheimer Allee
Bad Godesberg around the railway station
University Hospital along Siegmund-Freud-Straße/Sertürnerstraße