This week the Smart City Expo in Barcelona is taking place, in which, among many other things, the importance of reducing city traffic jams are being talked about. Which is our favourite proposal? The use of the bicycle, of course.
During the last years, the interest in improving circulation in cities, the pollution and the level of life in general through the bicycle has stopped being only an interest of the society. City Halls and important firms at a technological level, for different reasons, are seeing an opportunity in this simple transport. This is shown by the Smart City Expo that is being celebrated in Barcelona these days, where they are presenting a great number of projects to improve the city and make it “smarter”, more efficient and for the service of society who lives there or who is passing through.
In addition to different projects focusing on making the public bicycle services more accessible, the mobile applications also stand out: “I think that the best invention for smart cities is the mobile phone” has affirmed the Smart City Expo World Congress director, Ugo Valentí. Because of the different and infinite applications, especially dedicated to routes, which we can access from our mobile phones and which are totally free.
It seems that we will continuously have fewer excuses to leave our bicycle at home; so, if you haven’t done it yet, start to pedal towards the city’s future.