AbstractA small services companies located in the north of Italy has developed an innovative bike sharing system. This system offers the opportunity to distribute a number of public bicycles to citizens, in a simple and intuitive way. A data trasmission system supplies an exact real time situation of bikes on hire. The company is looking for Commercial agreements with technical assistance.
DetailsAn Italian company has developed an innovative bike sharing system. This system offers the opportunity to distribute a number of public bicycles to citizens, in a simple and intuitive way. Parking cars in the cities is always more and more difficult. The system is born with the aim of suppling one answer to alternative mobility. Bike sharing wants to represent a serious alternative to private transport (car, motorcycle) as well as an instrument of strategic planning in terms of mobility.
By using an electronic card, people can take a bicycle in a distributor in the country and deliver it back in every free distributor of the area. A data trasmission system supplies the exact real time situation of bikes on hire.
People can collect the personal card from bike offices at a public office (e.g. Tourist Info Office or Town Hall). It is possible to take a bike placing the personal card in the distributor, the first bike available will be released and the hire period begins.
During the hire period (the hiring) people can stop where they want: it is possible to park the bike in the usual racks locking it with the pad lock supplied.
The system allows people to hand in their bike at any distributor also if it's different from the original location. This result allows the system be perfectly integrated with public transport.
This system want to be a public service and a remote-control tool: in fact statistic data are collected and grow into an important data bank for Public Administrations, so they could decide which strategic choice to do for sustainable mobility.
-Data trasmission diagnosis system: thanks to this system, You could know in real time the situation of bikes on hire.
-Statistics: the system is a tool for mobility manager, it can give informations about the use, the flow of movements, the users' custom.
-The manager could know all the information on web-site, using a private access.
- ecological means of transport
- innovative tourism offer