Call for Mobility Pilots: the future of biking in Copenhagen

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:22

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What: Call for Mobility Pilots for an intelligent and inter-modal transport system
Where: Copenhagen
Who: Living Labs Global & City of Copenhagen
When: Deadline for submissions Aug 31; Results Sept 15; Pilot Start Nov 15 2010
Pilot duration: 1-6 months

The City of Copenhagen and Living Labs Global, a non-profit association based in Copenhagen (Denmark) with the objective to promote innovation in services and mobility in cities, have launched a call for Mobility Pilots inviting companies and organisations from around the world to present innovative mobility solutions that help to achieve the goal of integrating bicycles fully into a new intelligent and inter-modal transport system for the city.

Copenhagen already boasts a cycling majority – 55% of the city’s residents move around by bike – for this reason the main focus of the initiative is to find innovative solutions to evaluate the impact of new systems, policies, technologies or planning tools to achieve the goal of an attractive and fully integrated inter-modal transport system, incorporating the large percentage of bicycle usage. Three solutions will be selected as pilots by the City of Copenhagen.

Pilot projects are invited to address, but do not need to be limited to, the following themes:

✪ Can bike paths be smarter and indicate dangers such as frost, indicate congestion or incorporate sensors to monitor activities and respond to usage needs and link to traffic light systems offering green waves for cyclists?
✪ Can technology in bicycles such as health sensors, location information, theft protection, entertainment and fitness monitors be applied for entertainment, wellbeing, security and other purposes?
✪ Can mobile services link bicycles and riders to social networks, provide news and updates, to pre-book bikes or reserve parking, to plan routes and other activities?
✪ Can we integrate bicycle rides to get to destinations with other modes of public transport to give more inter-modal options for commuters?
✪ Can we improve bicycle parking around key intersections and meeting points?
✪ Can the health and well-being impact of bicycles be maximised and monitored in the city?
✪ How can we improve security and safety in relation to bicycles?
✪ Can we invent intelligent or smarter clothing to deal with different weather conditions and at the same time integrate into daily activities?
✪ Can bicycles replace “service vehicles” for craftsmen in the inner city?
✪ What can Copenhagen do for bicycle tourism?

The first results of pilot projects will be presented at the Copenhagen | Barcelona Summit on Service Innovation in Copenhagen on November 25th, 2010 to an audience of 150 professionals from cities and innovative companies around the world.

For full info. & how to submit click here

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3 Responses to “Call for Mobility Pilots: the future of biking in Copenhagen”

  1. Heather Fenyk says:

    July 14th, 2010 at %I:%M %p

    Call for Mobility Pilots: the future of biking in Copenhagen http://bit.ly/c0LYQD (setting an international standard)

  2. Heather Fenyk says:

    July 14th, 2010 at %I:%M %p

    Call for Mobility Pilots: the future of biking in Copenhagen http://bit.ly/c0LYQD (setting an international standard)

  3. MASTER RelationalBCN says:

    August 27th, 2010 at %I:%M %p

    Call for Mobility Pilots: the future of biking in Copenhagen | http://bit.ly/a3u9Jd #mobility

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