ELVITEN IN BARI

Bari is a port and university city with around 325000 inhabitants (2016) over 117 km2. Its port is the largest passenger hub at the Adriatic Sea and attracts over 500.00 passengers annually. The city of Bari has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot and dry summers and from a geomorphologic point of view its territory is almost completely flat.

Transport characteristics

The analysis of The Regional Plan of Transport for 2015-2019 of the Puglia Region and “Piano Urbano della Mobilità Sostenibile” show that the main transport mode for trips used by citizens is the car or van (52%), followed by motorcycle (22%), by public transport (18%) and finally by bicycle (5%). In Bari there are over 65,000 cars, followed by motorcycles (<10,000), trucks and other vehicles. Furthermore, in Bari there are 53 veh/100 inhabitants, less than the Italian average value (that is 58 veh/100 inhabitants) and higher than the European average value (that is 49.1 veh/100 inhabitants).

The municipality owns 2 electric shuttles and 50 electric pedal assisted bikes, expected to grow by an additional 10 electric bicycles. There will be 34 bicycle stations around the city with an annual subscription of 25 EUR.

In Bari, 75 e-bikes to be deployed.

ELVITEN will create a bicycle network for tourists. ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps. ELVITEN will provide free testing.

In Bari, ELVITEN tackles sharers and deliverers.

NEWS / BARI

ELVITEN Interview Series – ICOOR

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility.

Enjoy the reading!

ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, Operation Research and related domains. Operations Research (OR) is the discipline of applying advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions in order to optimize products, processes, and business.

By using mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations and solution algorithms, operations research gives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on real data, consideration of available options, careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of potential risks.

In the ELVITEN project, four ICOOR universities are involved:

  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,
  • Polytechnic of Bari,
  • University of Trieste,
  • Polytechnic of Milan.

Within the ELVITEN project, ICOOR was responsible for the definition of KPIs, the set-up of a demonstration’s methodology and for the organization of the demonstration of Bari. We deployed the Serious Games app and our team was the leader of the task aimed at the definition of the Study questions and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Finally, we are strongly contributing to the evaluation process and to the organization of the final event.

We are convinced that no innovation, no progress is truly such if it is not developed in an environmentally sustainable perspective. This is why we believe in electric vehicles, in their development, in their improvement, and in their existence within cities.

People are often not aware of the comfortable, economic and ecological alternatives with which everyone can move in their everyday lives. This is why we immediately trusted in the ELVITEN project: because it allows us to show that a sustainable, comfortable, and efficient alternative is truly possible in the management of our urban mobility.

With the arrival of COVID-19 in our lives, there have been numerous changes in urban mobility: we must take into consideration new spaces, new numbers, new needs.

We believe that Electric Light Vehicles can be the answer to many necessities of our everyday life.

The EL-Vs attractiveness is due to their low initial outlay, their budget-friendly operational and their low maintenance costs. These characteristics make them accessible to a large part of the global population. Moreover, nowadays many EU countries (including Italy!) are offering several incentives to encourage the population to rely on EL-Vs, trying to reduce the use of public transport without increasing the use of traditional vehicles with traditional fuels.

This is a new interview, as part of ELVITEN interview series, in which we present ELVITEN partner – ICOOR (Interuniversity Consortium for Optimization and Operation Research), their tasks in the project, and views on Electric Light-Vehicles and urban mobility. Enjoy the reading! ICOOR is a research centre aimed at promoting research and studies in Optimization, […]

Recommendations by ELVITEN to planning authorities emerged after COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the needs and habits of all users across our world, these new changes are not only becoming the new normal but will have repercussions in the near future. In this regard, ELVITEN partners created a report “Recommendations for Planning Authorities emerged after COVID-19” to offer to planning authorities some recommendations related to light electric mobility.

The recommendations are based on the results and experience acquired within the ELVITEN project, trends, and market drivers observed during the pandemic period.

Some of the lessons learned are:

  • SAFETY is a fundamental service offering to the user.
  • REGULATION POLICIES are required to adapt to the behaviour of the different user groups to help the planning of services.
  • PARTNERSHIP WITH PRIVATE OPERATORS are required to renew and to develop the offer of innovative services, which are widely accessible and are integrated with other means of transportation.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY will have to be re-launched as the COVID-19 pandemic has got unprecedented challenges, but at the same time provided a chance to rebuild economies in a way which reinforces the connection between human well-being and a healthy environment.
  • TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS are increasingly important to enable data collection and data analysis. Companies should focus on increasing adaptive capacity by looking to better integrate, refocus and in some cases diversify their offer.

ELVITEN believes these lessons learned can help planning authorities to propose new mobility models adapted to the new context, which will affect urban transport systems at least in the short and medium term.

To read the full report, click here.

ELVITEN Press release – August 2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the needs and habits of all users across our world, these new changes are not only becoming the new normal but will have repercussions in the near future. In this regard, ELVITEN partners created a report “Recommendations for Planning Authorities emerged after COVID-19”  to offer to planning authorities some recommendations […]

Recommendations for Service Providers after COVID-19

In spring 2019, after 18 months of preparatory activities, the ELVITEN partners started to deploy the demonstration phase in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome, and Trikala. The goal was to collect data from the pilot sites to demonstrate how Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas.

After few months of demonstrations, the pilot activities became a privileged observatory to understand the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the users’ behaviour and the new mobility needs of European citizens. The collected data in the ELVITEN demonstration cities enabled to obtain useful indications on how the EL-Vs services helped users’ needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

ELVITEN partners prepared a report “Recommendations for Service Providers emerged after COVID-19” to offer some recommendations to light electric mobility service providers. The recommendations are framed based on the results and experience acquired within the ELVITEN project and are integrated with the evidence, trends, and market drivers observed during the pandemic.

Some of the recommendations to service providers are:

– Safety and hygiene: Service providers who can manage to convince users that their vehicles are the safest will have a significant advantage over those who may not have the resources to do so.

– Strategy: Most of the revenue was previously generated locally in many cities, primarily due to the tourists. But due to the current health crisis, travelling is very much restricted and service providers must look for new strategies. Shifting from short-term offers to monthly subscriptions to maintain a low cost per trip for all new regular users can bring in new revenues and help the service providers.

– Integration: Technological innovations such as platforms for the integration of mobility services, and market innovations such as sharing services (cars, bikes, and scooters) can and should contribute to the development of sustainable mobility provision for all citizens.

“Mobility needs to reinvent itself in some way to adapt to the upcoming challenges arising from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, public services and public
authorities will all have to be creative to find ways to address a wide range of social, technical, and commercial problems created or exacerbated by the pandemic. “

To read the full report, click here.

ELVITEN Press release – July 2020.

 

In spring 2019, after 18 months of preparatory activities, the ELVITEN partners started to deploy the demonstration phase in six European cities: Bari, Berlin, Genoa, Malaga, Rome, and Trikala. The goal was to collect data from the pilot sites to demonstrate how Electric Light Vehicles (EL-Vs) can be used in urban areas. After few months […]

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