Pointz is a mobile mapping application that navigates bike and scooter riders through safe (low-stress, low-traffic) routes in cities. Our proprietary routing algorithm favors roads on a unique ‘quiet network’ of residential side streets, protected bike lanes, and other ‘bike-friendly’ streets. This network is created and vetted by experienced local riders. In addition, our solution incorporates crowdsourcing for riders of all levels so that we can continue to improve and update our maps.

We have validated our unmet need of safer routing from a bottom-up investigation of the entire micromobility industry, as highlighted below:

We conducted and analyzed 175+ customer interviews, chatted with over 20+ micromobility operators (Bird, Spin, etc), completed 20+ interviews with municipalities from all regions in the US (LA, New York City, Omaha, Louisville, etc), spoke to 10+ mobility data companies (Zoba, SwiftMile, Helium, etc.), lead interviews with Segway (the lead manufacturer ...
Pointz is a mobile mapping application that navigates bike and scooter riders through safe (low-stress, low-traffic) routes in cities. Our proprietary routing algorithm favors roads on a unique ‘quiet network’ of residential side streets, protected bike lanes, and other ‘bike-friendly’ streets. This network is created and vetted by experienced local riders. In addition, our solution incorporates crowdsourcing for riders of all levels so that we can continue to improve and update our maps.

We have validated our unmet need of safer routing from a bottom-up investigation of the entire micromobility industry, as highlighted below:

We conducted and analyzed 175+ customer interviews, chatted with over 20+ micromobility operators (Bird, Spin, etc), completed 20+ interviews with municipalities from all regions in the US (LA, New York City, Omaha, Louisville, etc), spoke to 10+ mobility data companies (Zoba, SwiftMile, Helium, etc.), lead interviews with Segway (the lead manufacturer of scooters for operators), and personally ran an electric scooter company for a weekend, providing first-hand insight into the industry.
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Maggie Bachenberg
Admin
Maggie Bachenberg CEO 3rd year Environmental Science & Entrepreneurship major at Brown passionate about micromobility & creating value with Pointz