The Smove.City Equity Plan For Cities

The Smove.City Equity Plan for Cities

Smove.City will agree with each City partner to a two-pronged approach to equity:

  1. Offering affordable pricing, engaging the community and broad access
  2. Expanding Program coverage over time to underserved parts of the City

 

 

 

Smove.City desires to help achieve civic goals related to equity, innovation, experimentation, and maintaining order in the City’s right-of-way by providing high-quality, reliable equipment and software; seamless customer service; comprehensive, meaningful bike share program; and collaboration with the municipal/City and local businesses”

Constantin Vermoere, Founder & CEO Smove.City

 

 

 

Smove.City will work with each City in good faith to implement the “Smove.City Equity Plan”

 

At SMOVE.CITY, we believe in engaging the community and working together with local authorities that is why we introduced our Smove.City Equity Plan.

Our equity plan can be summarised as follows:

  • Smove.City will administer a low-income program at its cost, including the following elements:
  1. Income-Eligible Membership: Smove.City will offer a discounted annual membership to income-eligible individuals.
  2. Programming, in partnership with community organizations, to introduce new audiences to bicycle share, such as group rides and riding classes.
  •  Smove.City will rebalance bicycles to ensure equitable access to the Program throughout the service area.
  1. Smove.City bicycle distribution commitments are geographically equitable by requiring Smove.City to rebalance bicycles to all areas of the City.
  2. Smove.City will expand Program coverage to underserved parts of the City in mutual agreement with The City
  • Smove.City will support programming from (local) partner organizations that promote bicycle share, including by providing free passes that may be used by local partners to teach local residents about bike sharing.
  • Smove.City will advocate for bicycle safety programming to increase community awareness of bicycle share.

Smove.City will measure its equity efforts through(i) rider demographics and(ii) accessibility of bicycles in targeted neighborhoods.Smove.City will seek the advice of local researchers and experts to improve methods of measuring equity in bicycle share.

If you are a city official or journalist and would like to know more about our equity plan you can reach out to our press contact at press@smove.city

 

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SMOVE.CITY participated in the “Car free day” event in Prague – Suchdol on the 19th of September

SMOVE.CITY participated in the “Car free day” event in Prague – Suchdol on the 19th of September

Suchdol is situated on a hill above the Vltava River, which, together with the Hercynian folds, has formed the present-day form of a romantically beautiful landscape since the Old Age, a protected nature reserve. The oldest settlements are proven by the findings of the boulder industry from the period 300,000 years ago.

The Prague-Suchdol district was established on the basis of Act No. 418/1990 Coll., On the Capital City of Prague after the municipal elections on 24 November 1990, and consisted of the cadastral area of ​​Suchdol and the entire cadastral area of ​​Sedlec. On January 1, 2005, Dolní Sedlec joined the city district of Prague 6.

This year is a big challenge for our towns and cities. But the pandemic also showed us that people appreciate and expect our cities to become safer, cleaner and accessible to all. During this week and beyond, our partner cities from all around Europe will show how greener and more digital European towns and cities could look.

Adina Vălean

EU Transport Commissioner

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Smove.City had an exhibition stand on the main square during this event.

"During the Car Free Day, pedestrian zones with a rich program of educational, sports, cultural and other activities and attractions for young and old are created in places normally filled with cars. Visitors will experience first-hand what a healthier, friendlier and happier city can look like when the noise from passing cars subsides, the air is cleared and valuable space belongs to people."

https://praha-suchdol.cz

Smove.City desires to help achieve civic goals related to equity, innovation, experimentation, and maintaining order in the City’s right-of-way by providing high-quality, reliable equipment and software; seamless customer service; comprehensive, meaningful bike share program; and collaboration with the municipal/City and local businessesConstantin Vermoere, Founder & CEO Smove.City

MOBILITY ACTIONS – SMOVE.CITY is participating.

At SMOVE.CITY, we believe in engaging the community and working together with local authorities, The European Mobility Week is a great way to showcase sustainable mobility initiatives.  It is the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents and to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing. By taking part, towns and cities can showcase the benefits of cleaner transport choices and make progress towards better mobility in Europe.

Want to know more about other initiatives SMOVE.CITY takes to support and engage the community? Have a look at our “Equity Plan for Cities”

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What type of cycling city do I want my city to be?

City Visions

Budapest, Hungary

Vision:

Budapest is a liveable, attractive capital city with a unique character and is a respected member of the European network of cities as the innovative economic and cultural centre of the country and the region”. 

Objectives:

The transport system of Budapest should improve the competitiveness of the city and its region and contribute to a sustainable, liveable, attractive and healthy urban environment

  • Liveable urban environment: Transport development, integrated into urban development by influencing transport needs and mode selection, reducing environmental pollution and enhancing equal opportunities
  • Safe, reliable and dynamic transport: The integrated development of transport modes through efficient organisation, stable financing and target-orientated development. 
  • Cooperation in regional connections: the city’s transport system should support regional cooperation and strengthen economic competitiveness

Targets: 

To increase the share of sustainable modes to 80%, and to achieve a 10% share of cycling traffic by 2030

  • Budapest Balázs Mór Plan / Budapest Transport Development Strategy [65% in 2014, 2% cycling modal share in 2018]

Measures:

Improving cycling interoperability; A cyclist-friendly secondary road network; Developing zones with traffic calming and traffic restrictions; More public transport vehicles suitable for carrying bicycles; Operation and development of a public bicycle-sharing system; Extension of cycling services; Active awareness raising

Tallinn, Estonia

Vision / Objective:

To improve the citizens’ quality of life through focussing on health, mobility, safety and the living environment.

Targets:  

  • To increase the share of cycling of all transport modes to 11 % and the rate of children cycling to school up to 25%.
  • To improve the accessibility of the cycling network. By the year 2027, the network should be located up to 500m from at least 75% of the residential houses and 200m from at least 75% of the public buildings.
  • To improve the cycling infrastructure within a 1 km radius of schools in order to increase the safety of children travelling to school.
  • To provide sufficient bicycle parking that meets local demand.
  • To increase the accessibility to the recreational trails) so that 80% of the paths connect the main cycling network at least from one side.

Measures: 

  • Development of a cycle track network.
  • Creating cycle parking spaces around the city and encouraging private organisations/businesses to provide bicycle parking.
  • Construction of public cycle parking in the city.
  • Encouraging private organisations/businesses to provide outdoor and sheltered cycle parking

Supporting Documents:

https://www.tallinn.ee/Summary-of-the-Tallinn-Cycle-Strategy-2018-2027%20

http://www.tallinn.ee/est/g737s107308

Gdańsk, Poland

The city has a strategy called ‘Strategy Gdańsk 2030 Plus’ and mobility is defined as one of its four priorities; “Mobility, and in particular active mobility, can become an important catalyst of a new attitude to the directions and factors of the city’s development”.

The city completed its SUMP plan in summer 2018. It is currently available on the Gdańsk city website: www.gdansk.pl/strategia

Vision:  

Development challenges have been defined, which indicate the inhabitants’ ambitions and aspirations:

  • “Increasing the share of public transport and pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the inhabitants’ travels”.

Objectives:

An operational programme supports the strategy by defining actions that are to be implemented in Gdańsk, focusing on 2023 time horizon.  Objectives include

  • Improving the conditions for pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
  • Increasing the attractiveness of public transport.
  • Improving transport accessibility, within the city and between Gdańsk and other destinations
  • Promoting sustainable transport and active mobility

Measures:  

A selection of cycling related measures that have been listed in the operational programme (2023) include:

  • Construction of bicycle paths in accordance with the Bicycle Path System in Gdańsk, including high-speed bicycle paths according to the standards of the European Cyclists’ Federation
  • Creating new pedestrian and bicycle zone and extending the existing ones.
  • Modernization and repair of pavements, bicycle paths, and pedestrian and bicycle areas
  • Expansion of parking infrastructure for bicycles, including creating safe and functional bicycle parking places at interchanges.
  • Creating a metropolitan public bicycle system.
  • Implementation of projects to encourage employers to create conditions favourable for employees to commute by bicycle to work.

The complete Operational Programme, 2020, can be found here: https://www.gdansk.pl/download/2016-08/77137.pdf

Malmö, Sweden

Vision:

(From the SUMP)

Walking, cycling and public transport are the first choice for all who work, live or visit in Malmö. These travel choices, together with efficient and environmentally friendly freight and car traffic, are the basis of the transport system in our dense and sustainable city – a transport system designed for the city, and for its people.”

Objectives: 

A more accessible and attractive Malmö for more people. […] Malmö is to become a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable city to visit, live and work in.

  • A denser city – higher concentration of people and functions in a growing city.
  • An integrated city – providing service functions in a denser city
  • A city with short distances – an accessible city for more people bridging barriers between different urban zones socially and physically
  • A greener city for recreational purposes and pollution mitigation

Targets: 

  • To increase cycling modal share for inhabitants from 22 % in 2013 to 22 % in 2020. To increase public transport modal share for inhabitants from 21 % in 2013 to 25% in 2020.
  • To increase cycling modal share for commuting to Malmö from 3 % in 2013 to 5 % in 2020. To increase public transport modal share for commuting to Malmö from 33 % in 2013 to 45 % in 2020.

Measures:

(From the local cycling strategy 2012-2019)

  • Strengthen Malmö’s profile as a cycling city (including campaigns, actions for different target groups like companies and schools; maps; apps and the bicycle sharing system)
  • Measures to increase safety and comfort (lighting, road service, surface materials, symbols, restrictions to cars or mopeds)
  • Larger infrastructural measures (cycling network classification, improvement of infrastructure, new cycling lanes, contra-flow lanes, cycling adapted roads, signposting)
  • Small infrastructural measures (green light timing at traffic lights, cycling boxes and pumps, wind protection, handles)
  • Actions for improved parking (Bike and Ride, parking at large transport hubs, e-charging points, event parking)

Supporting documents:  

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan – creating a more accessible Malmö, published 2016

Cycling programme for Malmö 2012-2019

Repost from https://ec.europa.eu/transport/

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