07 Sep 2020

The coronavirus crisis has had a big impact in the way we move and the transport sector. Due to the social distancing measures, more and more citizens switched from cars and public transport to the use of bicycles, e-bikes and cargo bikes for their daily transport. This big shift increased the sale of bikes with numbers never seen before, thus contributing to a real boom of the cycling sector. Thanks to this new momentum, many companies approached CIE to join forces and lead the way to advocate for a green recovery and play a role as protagonists in the future of the transport sector.

We are delighted to welcome on board Beryl, Bike Citizens, MobilityData, Pony and Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV). Thanks to their expertise and knowledge in bike sharing, digital solutions and sustainable mobility, CIE’s Expert Groups will be enriched with fresh energy.

Read about our new members below to get inspired and find out why you should join CIE and become leader of the urban mobility transformation – for more information about joining, click here.


Beryl’s goal is to build a better world by getting more people in cities travelling sustainably. Beryl is the UK’s only full service shared micro-mobility company. Beryl deploys services to enable modal shift away from private cars. It operates bike, electric bike (e-bike), cargo bike and soon electric scooter (e-scooter) shared services across the UK and US. It also supplies operating platforms for large scale operating partners. 

Beryl is the only micro-mobility company that is a certified B Corporation (BCorp), with policies and business practises that enable a more diverse range of people to cycle. BCorps are businesses that “meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose”.

All of Beryl schemes are based on designated areas to park bikes called ‘Beryl Bays’. Beryl Bays can range from painted parking zones to healthy streets parklets. Beryl’s connected bikes allow to enforce geofenced locations for parking in real time.

Bike Citizens

Bike Citizens focuses on cycling promotion, app technology and data analysis for cities. The company was founded in 2011 and now employs more than 30 people in Graz and Berlin. Bike Citizens wants to motivate people around the world to switch to bicycles in order to improve our living quality in cities.

To achieve this, Bike Citizens offers innovative digital solutions for cities and governments that include cycling navigation, motivation and gamification campaigns as well as GPS cycling data analysis. Along with the most bicycle friendliest navigation algorithms, the company developed the universal smartphone mount Finn. This mount enables people to mount any smartphone to any bicycle handlebar.

Bike Citizens is the one-stop-shop when it comes to digital solutions for cities, companies and organisations that want to increase their modal split of cycling.


MobilityData is a Canadian non-profit organisation that brings together and supports mobility stakeholders including transport agencies, software vendors, mobility apps, and cities to standardise and expand data formats such as GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification) and GBFS (General Bikeshare Feed Specification) for public transport and shared mobility.

MobilityData manages specifications – it does not own the specification intellectual property. MobilityData researches needs for specification extensions, drafts proposals, fosters open conversation, and supports implementation of those specifications.

MobilityData envisions a world where people can choose ways to travel other than driving solo, whether by walking, cycling, carpooling, or using public or on-demand transit. MobilityData’s team strives to make it easy and efficient for travellers to access integrated modes of transportation wherever they go.

Pony SA

Pony is a French micro-mobility operator providing high end shared bikes and e-scooters. Created in 2017, Pony is operating in Angers, Bordeaux, Oxford and Grenoble.

What makes Pony unique is the collaborative model: every bike and scooter is owned by a citizen, who can share it back to the other users and collect the revenue. Not only this model does empower the users (who respect the vehicles), but also ensure a wise and reasoned growth of Pony’s fleets.

Today Pony is the only French actor operating dock less e-scooter and as a matter of fact, everything is homemade; allowing Pony to have a complete command of the value chain (software, mobile app, IoT, design and manufacture of bikes and e-bikes). Eventually, Pony is a five-in-one start-up!

Electric Assisted Vehicles

Established in 2018, Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) is defining and innovating sustainable transport solutions. EAV vehicles are designed down from a van, not up from a bike; a fundamental innovation in e-cargo bike design, centred around a unique, lightweight, modular chassis.

EAV is solving the problem of moving goods and people around the urban environment, in a world where there is a heightened sense of awareness about climate change, air quality and health. The very fabric of EAV vehicles are sustainable by design, made from natural fibre composite materials, recycled plastics and metals.

Defined by efficiency, EAV provides optimum delivery routes with access to cycle infrastructure, car free zones and pedestrian zones. EAV is on a mission to be a key market player with e-cargo bikes and contributing to make them the optimum efficiency mode of transport of goods in towns and cities.

Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Subscribe to our newsletter