Estonian mobility giant Bolt has launched a new ‘Bolt for All’ initiative to make micromobility more accessible for residents in Belgium.
Bolt is now offering a 50% discount on the per-minute rate of its scooters and bikes for any student, job seeker, or individual dependent on one of the 19 Brussels CPAS.
The discount aims to facilitate mobility for the most socio-economically vulnerable individuals in the region.
“With Brussels being one of our main operational markets, we are committed to bringing innovative and inclusive initiatives to key cities like this one,” Alexis Hiernaux, Operations Manager Benelux, Rentals, at Bolt told Zag Daily. “Brussels exemplifies a unique blend of cultural diversity, economic dynamism, and social complexity. This diversity presents an opportunity to showcase the true potential of inclusive micromobility on a significant scale.
“External studies have proven that accessibility for low-income populations remains a key challenge for local authorities. We know that cities are particularly concerned about accessibility to shared mobility services. As such, Bolt is eager to address the latter through its ‘Bolt for All’ initiative and extend it to other cities across Europe.”
Users must provide their eligibility and reside in one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region. The Bolt team will review the applications within seven days. Once the confirmation is received, the benefit from the 50% discount will be automatically applied to the next Bolt scooter or bike the individual unlocks.
Bolt is not the first operator to launch such an initiative. For instance, Lime has an Access Programme in the UK for underserved communities, while the Voi 4 Heroes pass supports NHS staff, Blue Light Card holders, military personnel and veterans with a 20% discount on day or month passes.