BiTiBi services used the Dutch model as inspiration in promoting the bike-train-
bike modal merger over cars and the combination of cars and trains.
The project aimed to replicate the Dutch system and to solve the typical
issues such as lack of parking for bikes at stations; no last mile solution when taking
the train; ineffective fare integration or worse, none at all; bike services not
corresponding to user needs; no bicycle friendly access to train stations;
lack of knowledge about the available services and cultural barriers to use a
BiTiBi expected to substitute journeys by car with bike-train-bike transport and to increase the modal share of the bicycle for the first and last mile of train journeys in the pilot projects by 2017 - and in the EU by 2020. The project goal was to decrease car use by several million km/year and CO2 emissons by several 100 tons/year in the 4 pilot projects. Overall, BiTiBi strived to create cities across Europe that are healthier, more livable and less congested.
BiTiBi was a project funded by the European Union and that lasted from 2014-17. The project focused on increasing liveability in European cities as well as reducing congestion and C02 emissions by performing projects that focused on modern, sustainable transport forms and, more importantly, combining them.