Jelbi is Berlin's mobile platform designed to help visitors and Berliners alike navigate the city, including all mobility options from bikesharing to ridehailing and public transit in one place

Figuring out how to navigate a city can take time, expertise and a lot of different apps. Berlin is hoping to make getting around the city simpler with its travel planning app Jelbi, a platform that lists all available mobility options in one space.

Created by tech company Trafi for the BVG, Berlin's public transport company, the app will list all the ways to get around, including trains, buses, ferries, bikeshares, rideshares and more. All of these options are owned by, or connected through, BVG, so that commuters need one app to find or book any of the travel methods they like.

Ultimately, the app could provide key feedback to BVG. “If you understand as a city how people move and what kind of services they use, then you can actually then also take the next step and, for example, incentivize certain modes of mobility, or start congestion charges, and so on,” Christof Schminke, the managing director in Germany for Trafi, tells Fast Company. Jelbi is slated to launch later this year.

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Figuring out how to navigate a city can take time, expertise and a lot of different apps. Berlin is hoping to make getting around the city simpler with its travel planning app Jelbi, a platform that lists all available mobility options in one space.

Created by tech company Trafi for the BVG, Berlin's public transport company, the app will list all the ways to get around, including trains, buses, ferries, bikeshares, rideshares and more. All of these options are owned by, or connected through, BVG, so that commuters need one app to find or book any of the travel methods they like.