Aiming for citizen-friendly, sustainable and urban mobility
The urbanization phenomenon is nothing new in modern societies.
However, it is intensifying as 200,000 people move to the city each month. In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in urban areas and this figure will be nearly 70% by 2050. Given this inevitable fact, cities must specifically focus on adapting their mobility. They must be attractive, greener and affordable while consolidating social ties. Major player in the mobility of tomorrow, Flowbird has embarked on this way forward to open up and innovate to service the city dweller. Its vision is based on 6 cornerstones.
Cities under increasing pressure
More densely population and larger, tomorrow’s cities will be facing every greater and more complex traffic problems than today. If effective steps are not taken, the city centres will be even more congested and will require increasingly greater investments, above all, to manage to keep mobility under control.
In 2050, around 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities and there will be 5.3 billion urban dwellers out of a total of over 9.3 billion people on earth.
WORLDWIDE, 600 TOWNS WILL BE HOME TO 1.5 BILLION PEOPLE.
A prerequisite for sustainable development: change of attitude, anticipating and innovating
Tomorrow’s mobility will not be possible without anticipating or without sharing experience and know-how. It is a collective action of the communities, companies and the citizens whose outcome will be to both anticipate and to manage in the short term. The smart city is coined by bringing everyone on board, by ensuring that everyone has access to the relevant information, in real time.
REPOSITIONING HUMANS AT THE HEART OF THE ECOSYSTEM: NO “SMART CITY” WITHOUT “SMART CITIZENS” AND NO “SMART CITIZENS” WITHOUT RELEVANT INFORMATION.
An opportunity: the new technology development
Barcelona, Montreal, New York: all these large cities have already embraced the idea of being connected cities and are partly focusing their development on this theme. The Internet of Things, big data, local e-commerce or connected vehicles are tools that cities can use to get to better and more effectively grips with their future mobility.
THE CONNECTED DIGITAL CITY: ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROJECTS ABOUND, ALL OF THEM AS DIFFERENT AND INTERESTING AS EACH OTHER.
Something obvious: thinking about urban mobility in another way
There are a billion of them circulating on the planet every day and 42 million million are produced every year: cars are and will continue to be a main means of getting around. But by encouraging car-sharing, “clean” fuels and, particularly, complementarity with other modes of transport, the city of tomorrow can allow the city dweller to freely choose the way of getting about as part of a sustainable approach.
CARS STILL AT THE HEART OF MOBILITY, BUT IN A DIFFERENT WAY.
A lever: a dynamic parking policy
By reorganising their parking policy upstream, cities can turn their mobility strategy into a cornerstone. It will not only encourage intermodality, but also secure revenue and take back the road. In short, parking is going to having a direct impact on “living well together”.
STEERING STREET PARKING: A POWERFUL TOOL SERVING SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY.
For example, the Flowbird StradaPal range is a dynamic parking solution that optimises vehicle rotation.
Involving, informing, bringing expertise together and betting on the city dwellers’ creativity to identify the best solutions
An essential cog of tomorrow’s urban mobility, city dwellers must be involved in the discussions in this regard. They must be able to find the right information, the right service at the right time and at the right place. Therefore, a fifth screen will be added to those of the smart phones, tablets, TVs and computers: that of the multiservice kiosk, one of the tools aimed at facilitating the sharing of collective intelligence.
THE CITY DWELLER: PLAYER AND DRIVER OF CITIZEN-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY