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