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Smart mobility

Vienna currently has five subway lines with 104 stations on 79km of track, 29 tram routes and 127 bus routes. The total public transportation network amounts to over 850 km in length. A total of 954 million passengers were carried in 2016. Further investments in rail transportation are planned in line with the city's future-oriented transport policy. This should allow the constant growth in passenger numbers to be managed properly in the future as well. At the same time, further outlying districts are to be connected to the city center. Wiener Linien is choosing to modernize its fleet of buses by deploying increasing numbers of electric buses. Wiener Linien was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Mobility in 2013 for the project involving "zero emissions buses", which ply throughout the downtown area. Also being undertaken is the integration of modern technology: The multiple award-winning Smartphone app 'quando' lets mobile users know when the next tram, subway train or bus departs. Real-time information for all stops, integrated timetable information and disruption information enable users to get around on public transport without complication.

Vienna can also be admired on over 1,300 km of cycle paths, cycle lanes and cycle routes through low-traffic zones. Visitors who would like to view the city and its attractions from the saddle of a bicycle and in the fresh air should ideally climb on board a Citybike: The Citybike network is also easy to use for visitors to Vienna. The procedure is simple: Register directly at a Citybike terminal with a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, JCB), choose a bike and pedal away. For a one-off registration fee of €1, users have access to 1,500 bicycles distributed between 120 stations. The first hour is free, after which a usage fee is charged.

Sharing models in Vienna

Many different kinds of bicycles are offered for rental by private individuals and bicycle shops on the bike sharing platform listnride.com. A faster and yet environmentally friendly alternative on two wheels is the SCO2T electric scooter – a "free-floating" sharing service: Simply load the app (iPhone / Android) or WebApp onto your smartphone, reserve an available SCO2T, and start the rental when you get to the scooter, which come with two helmets and disposable hoods. At the end of the ride, simply park the bike in a legal parking place and end the rental again via the app.

If you need a car, you don’t need to own one in Vienna: Carsharing is the name of the welcome alternative as a further step towards personal mobility. Vienna currently has two free-floating systems with www.car2go.com and www.drive-now.com.

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