People are lost and exhausted in the desolation of the virtual world and seeking a safe means back to the real world and to physical connection, as reference point to finding and reconnecting with the self again.
The solution provides that means and a bridge between the virtual and real worlds. Hence, it's perceived as a "bridge" and not the conventional "platform" per se. It's more than just a generic meet-up app, but has a much deeper social value - the Route to Real Connection again.
It should allow intuitive use and focus on restoring the freedom to exist as individuals, without the need to be prescriptive, as to how it should be used. Hitchhiking and other high-risk activities should be excluded to mitigate personal and legal risks, but empowering members to develop the necessary street-wisdom for making their own considered decisions.
All connections and services provided by the "bridge" (platform) are encrypted, for privacy protection. The "bridge" works by geolocation, allowing users to enable or disable the location feature of their mobile phones.
If "location" is enabled, a user would receive notifications of suggested members in the same local area available for meet-ups and shown on a map app, based on shared interests and other non-intrusive variables. The user can then ignore notifications or choose to meet-up for coffee, shopping, etc; ask for or give crowd help, if necessary.
The income streams of the website may include offering crowd-geotagging services to organisations. Eligible members could participate in crowd-geotagging local sites and share revenue proportionately with the "bridge".