Major Change Proposals

GBFS-Carsharing

Carsharing has become increasingly popular, especially in Europe. Incorporating carsharing services into GBFS would allow users to have access to more options when deciding on which mode of transport is most beneficial to them. With the adoption of dockless bikes and scooters into GBFS, the specification is now able to handle free floating micro mobility services. The fields that exist for dockless micro mobility offer a solid foundation to model carsharing, however they lack the added specificity that a carsharing service would need. The goal of this proposal is to fill this gap by extending:

  • vehicle_types.json to allow for more detailed descriptions of vehicles due to the variation in carsharing fleets

  • station_information.json to allow for more detailed descriptions of stations, such as hours of operation or access methods, for example.

  • system_pricing_plans.json to allow for information and pricing regarding reserving a vehicle.

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