November 23, 2021 2 min read
We were excited to be in Barcelona for The Smart City Expo World Congress last week. The conference is the world's leading event for cities (120 countries were represented) and sparks a global conversation on how people get around our towns and cities with urban innovation in mind.
It was quite a busy event, especially on the first day.
"We want to have 100 cities climate-neutral across Europe. Mobility is a core part of this which is tied to individual behavior, reducing fossil fuel consumption. We want cities to go all the way in climate neutrality, bottom-up."@BaldwinMatthew_ @EU_Commission#TMWC21 #SCEWC21 pic.twitter.com/B2VrktyeOE— Tomorrow.Mobility (@_TomorrowMob) November 17, 2021
From a cyclist's point of view, we spotted a few interesting bikes and other ideas too that we thought you might like us to share with you...
Firstly, a bike which we think you might like the most! This 3D printed carbon fibre which many delegates at the show had a go on.
Next up we have the ‘Tap & Ride’ solution from City Possible and Mastercard EU. We are all used to tapping our cards or phones - and now that is all you need to do to hop on these city bikes! Now available in 150 global cities.
In the world of e-bikes, this new electric bike from Dott (mostly known for scooters at the moment), will be launching in London soon...
Not cycling related directly, but the autonomous driving challenge was one that caught lots of attention and didn’t come without its difficulties!
Lots of high tech and data were covered, but we loved this old school pedal power and coffee setup. What a great idea from EIT Urban Mobility to include this on their stand. We want one in our office now!
Found a #pedalpowered #coffee machine at the @EITUrbanMob stand at @SmartCityexpo #SCEWC21. Only 25 in existence worldwide so pleased to try this and also the coffee was amazing! 🚲☕👏 pic.twitter.com/dWVBOzqF0n— Irene McAleese (@_IreneMc) November 18, 2021
Below is the ‘VAIMOO connected e-Bike’, which is manufactured adopting recycled materials which we liked the idea of! All bikes are designed against vandalism and for cost-saving operations.
The Bikeep locking systems are docks (in 21 countries at the moment) which provide bike parking and charging systems. If only there were more of these around.
PBSC solutions are a Canadian company who offer bike share systems like the ‘ICONIC’ range (bike below) worldwide, with more than 95,000 bikes out there at the moment.
Thank you to everyone who came to meet the See.Sense team at the event, where we shared how we are helping to improve micromobility with better products and better data insights. You can find out more about how we are working with cities here.
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