ELVITEN IN ROME
In Rome, ELVITEN is present in District IX, which unites business and residential areas with lots of commuting. Although the area is flat, there is almost no cycling infrastructure available.
ELVITEN will create a network for 78 electric shared bikes. ELVITEN will offer an incentive tool and monitoring apps. ELVITEN will provide free testing of EL-Vs.
In Rome, ELVITEN tackles owners, sharers and deliverers.
NEWS / ROME
Educating the first generation of e-bike riders
Within the frame of the European Mobility Week 2018, the ELVITEN project organised an engaging event to provide young students a first-hand experience with e-bikes allowing them to learn about IoT technologies applied to sustainable mobility.
The Mobility Week took place from 16-22 September and aimed at raising awareness on cities’ mobility challenges. Under the slogan ‘Mix and Move’, the European initiative encouraged stakeholders to organise events related to multimodal means of transport which was the topic of this year’s campaign.
In this context, the Municipality IX of Rome, one of the 21 ELVITEN partners coordinated the event that attracted close to 250 high school students from the Liceo Majorana. From 16 to 21 September, students had the opportunity to test 10 electric bikes in the urban environment of the Italian capital. They shared their experiences on social media following the hashtag #smash4majorana.
The event was organised in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 project Smash and the private company Askoll, which provided the e-bikes. This Italian company specialised in electromobility, also integrated the Greenspider Gmbh technology for the geo-referencing of the vehicles as well as the ‘smart locks’ and a dedicated app for students to be able to use the e-bikes.
ELVITEN project workshops
The ELVITEN project started holding a set of workshops in different cities of Europe with the aim to present the project to local stakeholders and city authorities. The first workshop took place in the city of Bari, in Italy on the 13 April 2018 and had the participation of several project partners, including the Municipality the Bari, FIA, ICCS and Kiburtz.
The idea behind the workshops is to approach key local players who will contribute in the preparation of the project demonstrations that are starting late this year and that seek to introduce Electric Light Vehicles (ELV-s) to citizens in six European cities.
This week, the project held its workshops in the city of Rome and Trikala where partners and stakeholders had the opportunity to discuss on how to make mobility in European cities more sustainable and integrate different types of ELV-s such as e-bikes and e-scooters into the public transport network.
The ELVITEN project started holding a set of workshops in different cities of Europe with the aim to present the project to local stakeholders and city authorities. The first workshop took place in the city of Bari, in Italy on the 13 April 2018 and had the participation of several project partners, including the Municipality the […]
Stakeholders workshop in Rome
With the aim of presenting ELVITEN to stakeholders and potential supporters in the city of Rome, the Municipality IX of Rome, one of the 21 project partners, hosted the third ELVITEN workshop on the 17 April 2018.
During the first semester of 2018, the ELVITEN project hold a series of public workshops at the six pilot sites, namely, Bari, Rome, Trikala, Malaga, Genoa and Berlin. The activities targeted specific public interested in electromobility and local authorities who provided inputs on the implementation of the ELVITEN mobility scheme in the mentioned cities.
The event that took place at the Sala Protomoteca, the main Hall of the Rome Municipality, had a significant participation; around 100 high-level stakeholders actively joined the meeting.
The full-day activity gathered mobility managers, representatives of firms working in the sharing mobility and e-mobility, regional and national authorities, professionals and sectorial associations. Key Italian personalities also attended the event, such as the City Councillor to Mobility and the President of the Municipality IX, Dario D’innocenti. This latter opened the event, underlying the importance of ELVITEN to the city of Rome.
Moreover, some of the ELVITEN project partners also contributed to the workshop, which was the case of Italian ICT company T-Bridge, S3T based in London and who oversees the innovation strategies of new EL-Vs businesses, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and KYBURZ, the swiss EL-Vs manufacturing company that will provide some of the vehicles for the project testing.
The event was the perfect opportunity to debate about some of the challenges of ELVITEN in Rome, especially when talking about the deployment of EL-Vs in large cities such as the Italian capital.
The discussion went from issues such as the necessity of building new infrastructure, for instance, bike lines to the need of involving potential users from public bodies and private firms. In addition, participants expressed some concerns regarding the continuation of the ELVITEN scheme and the importance of implementing a more efficient business model to support the viability of the e-bike sharing in Rome beyond the end of the project.
With the aim of presenting ELVITEN to stakeholders and potential supporters in the city of Rome, the Municipality IX of Rome, one of the 21 project partners, hosted the third ELVITEN workshop on the 17 April 2018. During the first semester of 2018, the ELVITEN project hold a series of public workshops at the six pilot sites, […]