Since 1975, Taxistop offers initiatives to do more with less: a history marked by many milestones.
Creation of the vzw CPA (center for positive appliance), today Taxistop vzw. This vzw operates in Flanders.
Start of secure hitck-hiking
Start of secure hitck-hiking. The hitch-hikers belong to the Taxistop community and receive signs to identify themselves on public roads. They pay their driver 1 Belgian frank per kilometer. After a while, stops are put in place where passengers can wait for a potential driver.
Launch of carpooling
Launch of carpooling. Unlike hitch-hiking, driver and passenger get in touch before the trip to arrange place and time of the agreement. The matching is made trough a database on paper. In ‘82 Taxistop will develop an IT system to do the matching. In ‘98, with the boom of the internet, carpool.be is directly accessible on your own computer.
Establishment of vzw Taxistop Francophone
Establishment of vzw Taxistop Francophone, today Taxistop asbl. The vzw operates in Brussels and Wallonia.
The LMS is launched
The LMS is launched. This service makes it possible for ‘less mobile’ persons to move around through a network of voluntary drivers. The central is locally managed, usualy by the communes.
Schoolpool is born
A first version is developed for a test in 150 schools in Ghent. In 2011 the Schoolpool project is updated for the action «Printemps de la mobilité» in Wallonia.
Launch of Airstop
Launch of Airstop with the objective to fill empty seats on airplanes last minute. In 1988 Airstop becomes independent.
Start of a partnership with the network Homelink for the organization of the exchange of houses at an international level.
Bed&Breakfast guide Benelux
Creation, as a pionneer, of the first Bed&Breakfast guide for the Benelux.
Holidaysitting is created. Vacationers are put in contact with voluntary gardiens who take care of their home while they are on holiday. The gardien can also enjoy a holiday with less costs.
Traject, a research office for mobility
In cooperation with vzw Langzaam Verkeer and the Dutch association TG&O, Taxistop creates the association Traject, a research office for mobility.
Development of Airportstop, for carpooling to the airport of Zaventem.
Launch of the carpool tool to events, Eventpool. This instrument will be updated and extended to a mobile version in 2012.
In a partnership with Cambio Mobilitätsservice gmbh (Duitsland), Taxistop creates the NV Optimobil, futur Optimobil Belgium, with VAB and NMBS as shareholder. Optimobil develops carsharing in Belgium under the commercial name ‘cambio’.
The first shared cars arrive in Wallonia. Namen is the pionneering city. Establichment of the company Optimobil Wallonia, with TEC as shareholder, for the development of cambio in Wallonia.
Establishment of the company Optimobil Bruxelles, with STIB as shareholder, for the development of cambio in Brussels.
Establishment of the company Optimobil Vlaanderen, with De Lijn as shareholder, for the development of cambio in Flanders.
First ShareFest in cooperation with Autopia vzw in Ghent.
First mobile sites
First mobile sites of Taxistop for carpooling to events: m.eventpool.be, and for long distances : m.eurostop.be
Taxistop incorporates Autopia as service in the vzw in Wallonia to develop carsharing amongst private individuals.
Launch of the carpool app for Android and iOs