Pointz Will Point Out the Safest Route

Maggie Bachennurg, co-founder of Pointz, found that the needs of what she calls the “micromobility community” were not being met. So she and Trisha Ballakur joined forces to create Pointz. Pointz is an app for those who choose bicycles and scooters as their mode of transportation or even for recreational use. It provides the best and safest routes in a GPS map format based on specific means of transportation. For instance, a safe route for a scooter might be different from the safest route recommended for a bicycle rider.

Bachenburg’s research showed that only 30% of bicycle, scooter, and other small transportation riders are confident in Google Maps. Pointz aims to reduce bicycle accidents, encourage bike and scooter riding, and, of course, increase rider safety. There are also options on Pointz to see the elevation and other riding preferences. While you are riding a Pointz route, you have the option to notify the app if there is construction and the ability to rate your route, making the app crowd-source friendly. 

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