Tallinn is the center of Estonian political and business life. The city is home to about half of all Estonian companies, which are responsible for 60% of the national GDP and nearly 3/4 of total business profits. BICIFICATION is the logical evolution of the city mobility initiatives, as Tallinn’s strategic goal is to shift the mobility modal split towards active mobility solutions.

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey, making up 30% of the country’s GDP. The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is leveraging new solutions and technologies to reshape mobility services with citizen engagement. Thanks to to BICIFICATION, Istanbul aims to increase active mobility and support local shops and to adapt transportation modes to citizens’ daily life in the city.

Braga is the seventh largest municipality in Portugal in population and the third-largest urban centre in Portugal. Braga wants to change the paradigm of mobility and to promote sustainable, inclusive and smart mobility. Braga participates in BICIFICATION to test and implement gamification to assess its future viability.

Technical partners

Nextome is a software house operating in the R&D sector with an open innovation approach. It collaborates with customers, industries, and research institutions.

In BICIFICATION, Nextome will create open data web platforms for each city with to share the aggregated real-time data of the project. 

This platform will be public and can be consulted by citizens, cities, and EIT. 

Pin Bike is a system that allows towns and cities to promote the use of bicycles for daily commuting by rewarding citizens with monetary prizes, all while reducing car usage and backing local shops. Pin Bike is secure, since it exploits a patented antifraud track technology coupling data from smartphones’ GPS and from a hardware pin measuring the frequency of the wheel spins. Cities can analyse data on an online dashboard to better plan urban mobility.

Pin Bike also involves local shops and fosters proximity trade, as Pin Bike users are eligible to get discounts or coupons in local shops.  

Pin Bike is already active in 18 Italian municipalities, a regional sanitary district, and a high school and can be extended to private companies as well.

Research partners

Due to its extensive experience in implementing research projects about active mobility using behavioural change techniques, CERTH/HIT will coordinate BICIFICATION, it will contribute to the state of the art analysis, the assessment of the pilots using data analysis techniques and it will finally develop a guidebook for cities on how to extract knowledge from the bicycle trajectories data. 

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is theSweden’s largest technical research and learning institution. The Centre for Transport Studies deals with transport planning and behavior modelling, relating to sustainable transition. In BICIFICATION, KTH brings its expertise active mobility, travel behaviour, new mobility services (shared micro mobility, mobility as a service, demand responsive transit), and creation living labs to develop capacities and engage local communities. KTH also advises local and regional government in their transport policy formulation and evaluation.