Project information

Index: 1306R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Barcelona Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2007
End: Indefinite

Topic of the practice

Urban mobility, ICT

Good Practice Information

This project is based on the use of bicycles instead of self-propelled vehicles, which usually pollute the air (unless EVs or hydrogen-combustion vehicles). By placing Bicing stations all around the city and rent bicycles for a short period of time, this project intends to reduce the use of the polluting vehicles for intra-city movement.
Role of ICT in the practice: internal communication between the stations and a central and providing users information about routes, available bicycles, nearest drop off station, etc.

Evidence of success

- Increased urban mobility
- Reducing the CO2 emission by the increased use of bicycles and decreased use of polluting vehicles.
- Easing of congestion.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Ajuntament de Barcelona Serveis Municipal

Annex completed on: 07-01-2013

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