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Improving cycling safety (City administrators)
- ICT CityPulse
The City of Aarhus is a bicycle city with a high number of cyclists - and it's increasing. This is very positive in an environmental perspective, but causes a lot of dangerous situations around in the traffic. Consider Julie who uses her bike for almost all her transportation needs, and likes to follow certain routes as she doesn't have the best sense of direction. She would love a service, that helps her plan cycling routes that avoid the dangerous intersections, and helps her learn when and where there are many/few cyclists on the roads. The city has an ambitious strategy for Aarhus as a city for cyclists and reorganizing the cycling infrastructure is being considered. To make the right decisions the city would like to know where the citizens experience the dangerous situations. The city is considering distributing "Bicycle cards" with RFID chips to a high number of cyclists. This would provide them with info about the cyclists' behavior in the traffic - also data that is relevant to implement in a future app. Using such a service, Julie would easily be able to register her own routes and what she thinks about them as regards to safety. The RFID chips would make it possible for Julie to see the bicycle traffik in real time and immeadiately decide which route to choose.