SOLUTIONS

Kyyti application

Kyyti is piloting an on-demand public transport system in Porvoo, Loviisa, Mikkeli, Kuru and Sastamala, connecting with public transport links as and when necessary. In Switzerland, the Kyyti on-demand transport service is operated by Postauto under the name of Kollibri. The objective in Finland is to create a technology platform for nationwide use, creating a public transport service outside towns and cities.

PiggyBaggy ride-sharing of goods and passengers

With the PiggyBaggy service, those living in or passing an area can share their car journeys or baggage compartments with those needing them. Neighbourly help, for example, in connection with repeated trips to work, school, shops or hobbies can offer valuable assistance especially when it is not possible to provide a commercial ride-sharing service in a profitable way. In addition to relatives and friends, it is easy to share a ride even with neighbours who live a little further away but are going in the same direction.

PiggyBaggy

CURRENT AND COMPLETED TRIALS

Village transport in Porvoo and Loviisa

Kyläkyyti, “village ride”, is a new kind of transport service that combines the features of taxi and bus journeys.
The ride is ordered and paid with the Kyyti application downloaded onto a mobile device. The person requesting the ride can specify the pick-up location and the destination, and the trip is combined with others travelling in the same direction.

The Kyläkyyti trial is part of the development project for regional mobility services funded by Sitra, testing new ways of organising mobility services in sparsely populated areas. The trial combines publicly subsidised transport with those who pay for their transport themselves, which enables mobility also for people who do not own a car in rural areas. The costs and emissions from transport will also diminish.

Porvoo kyläkyyti
Loviisa kyläkyyti
Village transport in Porvoo
Village transport in Porvoo

Village transport in Porvoo and Loviisa

Kyläkyyti, “village ride”, is a new kind of transport service that combines the features of taxi and bus journeys.
The ride is ordered and paid with the Kyyti application downloaded onto a mobile device. The person requesting the ride can specify the pick-up location and the destination, and the trip is combined with others travelling in the same direction.

The Kyläkyyti trial is part of the development project for regional mobility services funded by Sitra, testing new ways of organising mobility services in sparsely populated areas. The trial combines publicly subsidised transport with those who pay for their transport themselves, which enables mobility also for people who do not own a car in rural areas. The costs and emissions from transport will also diminish.

Porvoo kyläkyyti
Loviisa kyläkyyti

Kuru service transport

The Kuru district of Ylöjärvi is involved in the regional development project funded by Sitra, trialling new ways of organising mobility services in sparsely populated areas. The objective of the Kuru trial is to test the functioning of centralised transport arrangements. At a later stage of the trial, it will be possible to request a journey and pay for it with a special Kyyti application that can be downloaded from the mobile application store. The trial investigates whether it is possible to facilitate the mobility of rural residents by combining subsidised transport services and the mobility needs of private persons.

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Delivery service by the Jyväskylä City Library

Crowdsourcing of the delivery and collection of the library books of the City of Jyväskylä was trialled in the project. During the project, a total of 140 residents of Jyväskylä reported as voluntary drivers to collect and deliver books, and the number of deliveries was almost a hundred. More than 60 per cent of customers who took part in the project would like to start using the service, and 85 per cent would recommend it to one or more user groups. In the project, crowdsourced deliveries were made with the help of Coreorient’s PiggyBaggy ride-sharing for goods.

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Delivery service of K-Citymarket in Lahti

Finland’s first crowdsourced home deliveries of online food stores were implemented in the project with the aid of the PiggyBaggy service. During the trial lasting 2.5 months, 43 per cent of all online orders of K-Citymarket Lahti Paavola were delivered to customers’ homes with the aid of just over a hundred ride-sharing drivers. The furthest where a ride-sharing for goods drivers delivered the purchases for a fee of five euros was 5.7 kilometres from Paavola, in the Riihelä district of Lahti. Even right next to the K-Citymarket at a distance of 230 metres, the service proved to be really useful for people with reduced mobility as it was requested even this close to the store for a total of four times during the brief trial.

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Other trials

The launching of the PiggyBaggy ride-sharing service is currently planned, e.g. in Porvoo, Kihniö and the Laajasalo district of Helsinki.

Kyyti is also involved in international projects. For example, the Kollibri service using the Kyyti platform has been launched in Switzerland in partnership with Postauto.

More information about Kollibri service