The project consists in creating a web/mobile platform that allows citizens to share the same route of travel to local hubs. The main goal is to connect citizens and increase the number of pedestrians and cyclists in the city. Furthermore, the mobile application will save the routes made by the users to know the user's movement patterns.
The lack of pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure has pushed citizens to take care of each other when they are traveling across the city. Connecting and finding a travel partner can help users to feel more comfortable and secure during the journey to the city. In this way, we are building stronger communities to face mobility problems.
Additionally, we will reward those citizens who help to grow the community of cyclists/pedestrians, as those who have more accumulated distance recorded in the mobile application. The goal is to build an urban laboratory that allows us to know citizens' movement patterns, to identify the city's infrastructure needs and to facilitate urban planning in the coming years.
Sharing a route will generate the following benefits:
- Connecting and finding a travel partner, allows communities to take care of each other.
- Creating a route's feedback will help to identify areas with a lack of pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure.
- Increasing the number of pedestrians and cyclists will help to have a more sustainable city.
- Identifying areas that need a safety infrastructure according to the volume of movements.
- The possibility of sharing transportation expenses with other citizens for long trips.
- Creating strong communities able to get involved in the social problems of the city.
- Creating responsive societies able to help government institutions in urban and mobility planning.
- Increasing pedestrian and cyclist traffic, contributing to economic growth in local business in the suburbs.
- Connecting citizens, which encourages them to create new business channels in the neighborhood.
- The possibility to create open data platform to people, in order to encourage citizens to develop new technological tools to social issues.
The aim is to strengthen the most vulnerable and isolated social groups in the city, encourage them to claim for their public spaces that have been dominated by motorized mobility.