The automotive traffic causes problems of congestion, pollution, co2 emission, etc.
This situation is widespread throughout the EU, in particular in Small and Medium-sized Cities [SMC].
In the EU, a large proportion of the population lives in the SMC; approx. 40% in small urban areas (from 10K to 50K inhab.), 20% in medium-sized cities (between 50K and 250K), more than 20% live in large conurbations (> 250K).
The SMC present critical issues of urban mobility, solvable by bicycles.
In the EU, Local administrations, Organizations and stakeholders, perceive traffic as a systemic problem, so the approaches are varied; one of the most shared is to encourage the use of the bicycle, providing incentive-based actions related to daily use of bicycle [EU programs: PRESTO, CIVITAS, CHAMP, PTP-Cycle].
These solutions and similar App show the complexity and the limitations of a reliable control of the movements of users (citizens and employees) based on smartphones [travel mode assigned by user]...
The automotive traffic causes problems of congestion, pollution, co2 emission, etc.
This situation is widespread throughout the EU, in particular in Small and Medium-sized Cities [SMC].
In the EU, a large proportion of the population lives in the SMC; approx. 40% in small urban areas (from 10K to 50K inhab.), 20% in medium-sized cities (between 50K and 250K), more than 20% live in large conurbations (> 250K).
The SMC present critical issues of urban mobility, solvable by bicycles.
In the EU, Local administrations, Organizations and stakeholders, perceive traffic as a systemic problem, so the approaches are varied; one of the most shared is to encourage the use of the bicycle, providing incentive-based actions related to daily use of bicycle [EU programs: PRESTO, CIVITAS, CHAMP, PTP-Cycle].
These solutions and similar App show the complexity and the limitations of a reliable control of the movements of users (citizens and employees) based on smartphones [travel mode assigned by user].
SmartCICLY works on the geolocation of bicycles, it develops a mapping system, based on self-powered sensors, (geo-location and multi-channel communication), installed on private bicycles, in order to ensure the reliability of the data collected.
SmartCICLY, uses real-time technologies to map the actual use of urban cyclists, an ICT framework, a data storage platform, in order to activate a system of public incentives direct to private citizens.
The expected results: Improving quality of life, reducing costs of public health [ref: WHO - Europe Health Economic Assessment Tool www.heatwalkingcycling.org]
So it’s possible to activate urban planning systems, which use the data and identify the urban traffic flows, poles of attraction and multimodal nodes.
Application also provides useful information, made public through many platforms, including Web, smartphones and public displays.
SmartCICLY reduce the risks related to the thefts, increases cyclists safety and helps the spread of bicycles insurance coverage.
The data analysis of flows allows to activate a series of incentives. The benefits are paid by the public administration and by conventioned companies, and are related to the amount of kilometers Traveled by the user; the promotional strategies are broad-spectrum:
• welfare (sports,cultural and time vouchers);
• public transport (tickets and discount subscriptions, car parking coupons);
• Health (tiket cost reduction,health care discounts, conventions).
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