What began as a study trip to Valencia changed quickly to the first blueprints for Citysteps.
Valencia April 2019,
The time came for our study trip of the study entrepreneurship & retail management. This time it was Valencia where we were headed. Valencia is known for being one of the most bike-friendly cities in Spain. This is because of the desiccation of the river that flowed through the city. Desiccating the river was meant as a tactical master plan during World War II but later turned out to be the ideal mobility solution. Which is a big beautiful park with bike lanes and footpaths right through the city surrounded by nature. During one of our off days, we decided we had to explore the park along with the different areas of the city. When we were looking for means of transport, we noticed a little rental shop. We went in to look around and were sold immediately after/upon seeing the electric scooters. So we each rented one for the day.
We had a lot of fun that day so when it was time to turn in the scooters we realized that this had to come to the Netherlands as well. With an eye on environmental friendliness and the perfect infrastructure in the Netherlands, we started our research right away. This soon led to the creation of Citysteps Ltd. on June 4, 2018.