The WinBike Idea
WINBIKE sys © It is a public underground parking system for solar bicycles made of recycled plastic, foldable and ready to be transported in a winbox suitcase. These are housed in a silo located under an architecturally unique kiosk, in which the bicycle vending charger, the merchandising module, the module for non-returnable protective helmets that are delivered with the bicycle, the information digital panel of the the city’s bike lane, the computerized control (touch display) for the management and use of the system, the solar and rain energy accumulators, as well as the automatic bicycle cleaning system, the telecommunications antenna and the identity signage.
Car companies are increasingly labelling themselves as mobility service providers, getting into new mobility business models such as car sharing and providing mobility on-demand solutions.
Fleet companies, who have typically been conservative and traditionalist in focussing on their core business, are now launching more corporate mobility services, such as ALD’s “New Mobility” or LeasePlan’s “Mobility Mixx” services, which incorporates new sharing services, but also packages additional leased products (such as electric bike) or offers flexible leasing terms that vary depending on the vehicle required.In addition, rail operators like NS Business have pioneered and set up the first example of a mobility integrator, by providing integrated mobility solutions in the Netherlands.
This offers flexible door-to-door mobility, with a single card allowing the use of rail, scooters, bike,taxis, car rental/sharing, and a host of additional services, such as parking, business lounges, and even discounts for renting office space, where temporary mobile working is required. We also see companies that have created leadership positions by being early adopters of Mega Trends.
Siemens’s infrastructure and city business model is one of the strongest examples we have seen, which has created a new €22bn division focussed on “City as a Customer.” All of Siemens’s mobility services, ranging from high-speed rail to advanced ITS and electric vehicle charging solutions, sit within this division.
Clearly, the way in which our transportation network moves people and goods continues to evolve, with several factors, such as Mega Trends, GDP, pricing levels, infrastructure spending, and public policy, impacting the transport networks directly.
In Europe alone, the transport industry directly employs more than 10 million people, contributing 5 per cent toward the regional GDP, and more than 13 per cent of a household’s disposable income is spent on transport.
However, there is an increasing disparity between supply and demand for transport; congestion costs Europe about 1 per cent of GDP every year, and with passenger transport forecast to increase by 34 per cent to 2030, and with growth in online sales forecast to account for 20 per cent of all retail sales by 2020 in most European countries, placing additional demand for freight and constraints on door-to-door mobility, there is an increasing need to improve the efficiency of our infrastructure and create new, innovative ways of providing mobility
…If you imagine your city in 20 years, what would you like it to look like? A place where children can play safely? Where the air is clean? Where you can walk to do your shopping? With lots of parks and green space?
Where solar bicycles can be used to move from here to there without the danger of cars?But how do you realise such a vision?
Sustainable urban mobility planning is planning for the future of your city with its people as the focus.Human-powered mobility via cargo bikes, child carriers, pedicabs, velo-mobiles, recumbents and bike trailer are key to urban mobility…and they’re all lots of fun to ride…good for you…and good for the world around you.
GO RIDE YOUR CITY!
Unresolved traffic problems in large towns and cities, fine dust, a shortage of car parks etc., are the source of one of Derby Cycle’s most important fields of activity: closure of the growing gaps in the transport system with e-bikes and bikes. Bikes and, in particular e-bikes, are regarded as a viable future alternative to cars and buses.
Figure 1. WinBox for transporting a folded bicycle.